Monthly Archives: July 2011

South Jer-z Riderz Poker Run 2011

Small Steps in Speech would like to express our thanks to South Jer-z Riderz for choosing SSIS as their club charity ride for the second year in a row.  On June 5, 2011, more than 120 bikers/riders showed up to honor Staff Sgt Marc J Small and to raise money to help children with speech and language disabilities.  Several of the bikers who came out to ride are Veterans and rode to show their respect for a fallen solider.  This event raised more than $5790.00.  South Jer-z Riderz has helped change the lives of so many children and their families from this one event.  Thank you!

NJSHA Conference 2011

On Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29, SSIS hosted a booth at the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association convention.  It was a wonderful opportunity to interact with close to 200 speech and language professionals, as well as representatives from other organizations that serve this community.  We were thrilled to debut our new poster, brochure and inaugural newsletter, all of which helped  tell our story in a professional, yet very personal way.  The response was heartwarming and we hope very much to enjoy new donors, applicants and partners as we continue to serve children with speech and language disorders.

Try For Speech Rugby Tournament – 2011

On April 10th, the fourth “Try For Speech” rugby tournament was held at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania. Organized by senior student Chris Schultz, the event attracted dozens of students, who each made a donation to participate in the tournament. Male and female friends and amateur athletes got together for a great time and a great cause; all proceeds collected were contributed to Small Steps in Speech.

Chris and his players have held four fundraisers that have raised over $2,500 for Small Steps in Speech.  Thanks to Chris!

An extra congratulations to Try for Speech and Chris Shultz for receiving theMillersville University Community Service Project of the Year award.  Chris has put in a lot of time and effort into making this event successful and he deserves the honor.  We at Small Steps in Speech are thankful for his support of our foundation.

Chris, inspired by the On Your Marc 5k event, attended Methacton High School, Marc Small’s alma mater.

Classic Car Show – 2011

On Saturday, May, 7, 2011, Scott Yates from MacKenzie and Yates Martial Arts organized a Classic Car Show to benefit Small Steps in Speech.  The weather was beautiful and  many people in the area came out to support our cause.   The Classic Car Show raised just over $1000 for Small Steps in Speech.  These funds will support our mission to assist children with speech and language disabilities while honoring Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small.


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