Annual Nopper Marine Poker Run Raises $13,000 for Better Community Living’s Programs that Serve Children with Disabilities!

Annual Nopper Marine Poker Run Raises $13,000 for Better Community Living’s Programs that Serve Children with Disabilities!

On Saturday September 9th, boaters from all over the community showed up at Earl’s Marina to take off on a 45-mile race across local harbors. The event was the 4th Annual Poker Run sponsored by Nopper Marine, and this year, Better Community Living, Inc. (BCL) served as the event’s charitable beneficiary.

By the end of the day, $13,000 had been raised! These monies will specifically support BCL’s Children’s Services which serve children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, as well as their families, in Southeastern, Massachusetts.

BCL wishes to thank Nopper Marine and all who donated their time and efforts to organizing this event. In addition, BCL wishes to thank all of our boaters, participants, and dinner guests for truly contributing to the success of this fundraiser.

BCL is a premier, not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to providing person-centered services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater New Bedford area. Programs include Bridges to Faith, Children’s Services, Day Habilitation, Individual Supports, Residential Living, Shared Living, and Supported Employment.

BCL Children’s Services provide support to individuals ages 3-22 and their families. The purpose of these programs is to maintain the family unit and avoid the out-of-home placement of a child. Programs emphasize positive behavioral supports for youth with unique needs to help them develop skills, reach their unique goals, and achieve their fullest potential. Diverse supports are provided directly by program staff, or via referrals to partner resources in the community. These help meet individuals’ needs in varying areas that include medical, social, educational, housing and transportation. Families also receive direct quality supports to help them navigate the daily responsibilities and requirements of caring for a child with a disability.

To learn more, visit us online at www.bettercommunity.com. For more information on BCL’s children’s services, email cathy_tremblay@nullbettercommunity.com.

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