The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) recognized Ohio Willow Wood as a Lodestone Sponsor of the ACA’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp for 2010. The Lodestone sponsorship represents a financial commitment of $13,500 to the camp for its programs and activities. The youth camp is a 5-day traditional summer camp experience for children ages 10 to17 who have lost an arm or leg or were born with limb differences.
“Once again, we thank Ohio Willow Wood for their loyal sponsorship of our youth camp,” Kendra Calhoun, president and chief executive officer of ACA said in a press release. “This generous contribution enables us to provide an exciting camp experience for children with limb loss. Every dollar helps our camp operation thrive and grow and we value Ohio Willow Wood’s continuing commitment toward our growing camp program.”
Ohio Willow Wood has supported the Amputee Coalition’s programs since 1997. In 2008, the company sponsored the counselor training and a few camp sessions, as well as a camper Carnival Night. Last year, they sponsored “Camp Idol,” a talent show for the campers, as well as the counselor training. This year they will be sponsoring counselor training and “ACA’s Got Talent,” a fun and exciting talent show for campers, and will also help support more campers to attend camp. In addition to their financial support of the youth camp, many Ohio Willow Wood employees also volunteer their time to help run the camp events that they have sponsored.
“The youth camp is such an outstanding event, and one that really can change the lives of its campers,” Lisa Watkins, communications coordinator at Ohio Willow Wood, said. “Ohio Willow Wood is excited to support the 2010 camp, its staff, and its campers in having one of the most fun and rewarding weeks of the entire summer.”