Special thanks to all our sponsors and underwriters, including 2019’s Title Sponsor,
Whether from personal experience, a family member, friend, or acquaintance, practically everyone is touched by the reality of blindness or low vision. Realizing the ongoing need for blind and low vision awareness within our community, Vision Resource Center of Berks County along with the Kutztown University Teachers of the Visually Impaired hosted Dine in the Dark on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Reading. The positive community support of this evening’s event allowed Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program the continued opportunity to help blind and visually impaired children and adults in our community.
If you would like more information about future Dine in the Dark events, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carolyn Krick: 610-375-8407 ext. 110 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bill Sutton: 610-375-8407 ext. 117 (email@example.com).
Your continued support allows Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Visual Impairment Program the ongoing opportunity to help blind and visually impaired children and adults in our community.
and the Kutztown University Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Crowne Plaza, Reading 1741 Papermill Road
Reading, PA 19610
Help Vision Resource Center of Berks County and the Kutztown University Teachers of the Visually Impaired make a difference in our community by partnering with us for Dine in the Dark 2019.
Please click HERE for the 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities form.
Imagine waking up one morning and your world was dark, fuzzy, or cloudy. What if you could no longer drive to work, the grocery store, or to your child’s after school functions because of vision loss. How would you cope? How would your family cope? The Vision Resource Center of Berks County has created the Dine in the Dark event for people with vision to experience a meal in darkness.
Dine in the Dark will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Reading, 1741 Papermill Road, Reading, Pennsylvania 19610. Educational activities and demonstrations will begin at 5PM and dinner will be served while you are blindfolded at 6PM.
Vision Resource Center of Berks County, in partnership with Kutztown University Teachers of the Visually Impaired, will present this enlightening opportunity for you to experience an evening without sight and then listen to powerful messages from clients, caregivers, and community members about their stories and experiences.
We are proud to announce that Ted and Lisa Lavender of Berks Fire Water Restorations are once again the co-chairs of this event. Please download and review the Sponsorship Opportunities Form HERE and consider becoming a sponsor for this event to show your support for those within our local community living with vision loss. Individual Dine in the Dark tickets and program ads are also available. Your support will allow Vision Resource Center of Berks County and Kutztown University Teachers of the Visually Impaired to continue their work with blind and visually impaired children and adults.
Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause. For additional information about Dine in the Dark sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carolyn Krick at 610-375-8407 ext. 110 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bill Sutton at 610-375-8407 ext. 117 (email@example.com). If you wish to sponsor via credit card, please click any of the options below for secure PayPal options.
If payment is made by credit card, please download the Dine in the Dark Sponsorship Opportunities Form HERE, fill it out, and return it to us via fax (610-375-6467), email, or mail (2020 Hampden Blvd., Reading, PA 19604).
Platinum/Title Sponsor* only one available– $5,000 to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE
Gold Sponsor* – $2,500 to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE
Silver Sponsor* – $1,500 to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE
Bronze Sponsor* – $500 to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE
Full Page Program Ad* – $400 to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE
Half Page Program Ad* – $250 to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE
Patron Sponsor* – $250 to pay by credit card, CLICK HERE
*Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Plan to join us on April 18, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Reading for Vision and Hearing Expo, Berks County’s one stop vision and hearing event. Vision and Hearing Expo is Berks County’s premier one-stop experience for brand new and exciting vision and hearing focused trends and technologies. Throughout the day, educational seminars and hands-on demonstrations related to low vision management, hearing loss, caregiver understanding and more will be offered. Vision and Hearing Expo is for you, your family members, friends, caregivers and anyone who wants insight regarding hearing and vision services, technologies and education related to all aspects of hearing and vision.
Admission and parking are all free. Don’t miss out on this opportunity of the year!
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Willow Hollow Golf Course
619 Prison Road, Leesport, PA 19533
Get your group together for an afternoon on the links to help support Vision Resource Center of Berks County!
Your Tournament Fee of $100 per person includes a round of golf with cart, lunch, snacks, beverages, dinner and dessert. There will be prizes awarded for winning foursomes in each of three flights and other awards given at the closing dinner. Entry is limited to the first 100 golfers. Enter early to reserve your spot! Tournament is limited to the first 100 golfers.
The Tournament starts out with Registration and Lunch at noon followed by a Shotgun Start at 1 p.m. with Dinner and Awards following.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 610-375-8407 to find out more information.
2018 Recap… Vision Resource Center of Berks County held its first Golf Tournament on June 6th at Willow Hollow Golf Course in Leesport. We were fortunate enough to luck out with the weather, and had nearly 70 golfers in attendance! Congratulations to the following Skill Prize winners:
• Longest Drive Men: Dennis Hess
• Longest Drive Women: Sheila Contento
• Circle of Gold: Ted Walden and Bill Doorely
• Closest to the Pin Winners: Tab Wenrich, Charles Arner, Craig Mengel, Brian Gerner
• Putting Contest: Will Luca
• First Flight Foursome – 15 Under Par: David Hause, Charles Arner, Bill Semko and Richard Bashore
• First Flight Foursome – 5 Under Par: Pete Wszalek, Scott Wheeler, Tom Visgarda and Dennis Duym
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:
• Carim Eye & Retina
• Freedom Toyota
• Schatz Electric
• West Lawn Quoiting Association
ADDITIONAL THANKS TO THE IN-KIND SPONSORS:
• Berks Fire Water Restorations, Inc.
• Berks Packing Company, Inc.
• Clover Farms
• High Printing & Graphics, Inc.
• Reading Royals
• South Mountain YMCA Camps
• Sweet Street Desserts
• Unique Pretzel Bakery, Inc.
Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event so successful. Your generosity helps fuel the continued efforts of VRC to provide services, programs and education opportunities for those in need. For more information of services and how you can continue to make a difference, please view The White Cane Fund HERE.