In The News

August 6, 2023 - Fore the Kids Golf Outing
The Foundation held its annual Fore the Kids golf outing at The Country Club at Muirfield Village.   Twenty-five foursomes of club members and their guests enjoyed an afternoon of golf and skill challenges.  The event raised over $41,000 that will be used to fund project-based grants for children with special needs.  The success of the event would not be possible without the support of forty-three sponsors and especially to our Elite Sponsor, Crimson Design Group.   

July 18, 2023 – Learning 4 Life Farm
Foundation Grant Chair, Lisa McMullen, visited Learning 4 Life Farm to see the project-based grant funded by TCC.    Grant funds purchased alpacas for the pilot job training and alpaca therapy program and provides an initial portion of the veterinary care, feed, and medications.  Students in the job training program clean stalls, feed the alpacas and harvest flowers and vegetables.  Learning 4 Life Farm provides quality training for young people on the autism spectrum to prepare for meaningful employment in the community.   

June 19, 2023 – Dreams on Horseback
Foundation Board Members visited Dreams on Horseback Communication Summer Enhancement Camp funded by a TCC grant.  The children in the camp are challenged to examine horses’ nonverbal communication with one another and humans.  Via handler led rides, the children have an opportunity to give both non-verbal and verbal cues to the horse to help the child connect communication to getting their needs met.  Dreams on Horseback helps children with special needs tackle their individual challenges from atop one of our kind and gentle therapy horses.   

June 10, 2023 – Buddy Up for Life Tennis Clinic
The Foundation hosted Buddy Up for Life at our tennis facility for a clinic with our members.  Twenty-five Buddy up for Life athletes partnered with thirty Club Members for fun skills based challenges.  Buddy Up for Life provides individuals with Down Syndrome with a fun, active, and supportive environment to grow both physically and personally by engaging in activities that impact athletic, social, and emotional development.  The Foundation has supported the Shining Star Tennis Team and provided scholarships for athletes to attend summer camp in addition to other grants. 

April 28, 2023 – Bridgeway Academy
The TCCMV Foundation was honored at Bridgeway Academy’s “AmazeAbility” event on April 28th, 2023. The Foundation was awarded a Bridge-Builder trophy for 7 years of grants resulting in over $25,000 given to the Academy.  Grants over the years have included accessible swings for the playground, equipment to enhance physical therapy sessions, ukuleles for adaptive musical instruction, and an Occupational Therapy lending library to support students and teachers in the classroom.  Bridgeway Academy was founded in 2005 and serves children and youth on the autism spectrum, as well as individuals with other developmental disabilities.

Pictured are Suzanne Apostolos and Lisa McMullen, representing the TCCMV Foundation Board and Bridgeway Academy Founders, Erin Nealy and Abby David. 

April 17, 2023 – Buddy Up for Life
Foundation Board members went on-site to Buddy Up for Life to participate in the Technology for Life class.  This class focuses on teaching iPad skills for daily living and employment designed specifically for individuals with Down syndrome.  Throughout the classes, students will work towards independence in navigating iPad applications that will aid them in their everyday lives and jobs. Buddy volunteers help to individualize the projects and skills enabling each student to achieve the class objectives.  The Foundation has supported the Technology for Life class through project-based grants to purchase iPads.