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The Orange Grove Champions event is back! Due to COVID, the event will be virtual this year, so please join us from the comfort of your home, on the go, or from your desk at work!

Emceed by prominent Chattanooga attorney Jerry Summers, the event welcomes guest speaker Amy Bockerstette, and will feature our own Champion, Robert Eddington.

The Champions event is a fundraiser for two specific program areas: Healthcare and Georgia Services. Gifts can be made during the event, by sending a check to the Development Office at Orange Grove Center at 615 Derby Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404, or online.


JOIN US as we celebrate athlete Amy Bockerstette and Orange Grove's own Robert Eddington! 

HELP US reach our fundraising goal for Healthcare and Georgia services! 




AMY BOCKERSTETTE

"I Got This!"

Orange Grove is delighted to welcome Amy Bockerstette as the guest speaker for the Champions (Virtual) Event.  Bockerstette, an American collegiate golfer and disabilities advocate, is the first person with Down syndrome to receive athletic scholarship to attend college.

Bockerstette currently plays for Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from high school in 2018, having lettered in golf her last three seasons. In 2017, AZCentral.com recognized her with the Best Moment of the Year Award for Arizona High School Sports, and then as one of the "Ten Most Intriguing High School Athletes."

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As a representative of Special Olympics Arizona, Bockerstette played in the LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup Pro-Am. In 2019, she was invited by the PGA Tour to play the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale with professional golfer Gary Woodland and playing partner Matt Kuchar during a practice round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The video of her parring the hole after hitting into a greenside bunker went viral, racking up 43 million views across various social media platforms.

Her energetic "I got this!" self-encouragement that day captured the imagination of PGA fans and players the world over, and launched her I GOT THIS Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to promote golf instruction and playing opportunities for people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities.

In December 2019, Bockerstette served as one of five Grand Marshals for the 2019 Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade, alongside USWMT soccer players Julie Ertz and Jessica McDonald, US paratriathlete Allysa Seely, and WNBA player Diana Taurasi.  In December 2020, Bockerstette was appointed for a two-year term to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. 

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Help expand our Healthcare Services and North Georgia Services!

We are raising funds at the Champions Event to: 
Launch Georgia Residential Services 
Expand and improve our North Georgia physical space 
Increase vocational options for Georgia residents
Expand telehealth capabilities
Increase physical therapy and nutrition services
Upgrade equipment and space in healthcare and dental clinics

Event Fundraising Goal:  $155,000




SPONsorships



FAN LEVEL Benefits – $5,000 in support

  • Your logo featured in a premium position on the Champions Event website
  • Your logo featured on the Orange Grove Website front page for the duration of Champions promotions and event follow-up (approximately 2 months of exposure)
  • Opportunity for 3 premium posts on our Social Media platforms to highlight your business and your commitment to Orange Grove and our community
  • Inclusion in other Champions Social Media Promotion
  • LIVE promotional recognition during the Champions Event (at least 3 mentions including during the LIVE guest Q&A Session)
  • Listing in follow-up Thank You advertising/announcements in local media 
  • Logo Inclusion and sponsor mentions in any Champions Event literature
  • Logo inclusion in Orange Grove Center’s Annual Report recognizing our key supporters throughout the year

BOOSTER LEVEL Benefits – $3,000 in support

  • Logo featured prominently on the Champions Event website
  • Opportunity for 1 premium post on our Social Media platforms to highlight your business and your commitment to Orange Grove and our community
  • Live promotional recognition during the Champions Event (at least 3 mentions including during the LIVE guest Q&A Session)
  • Listing in follow-up Thank You advertising/announcements in local media 
  • Logo Inclusion and sponsor mentions in any Champions Event literature
  • Logo inclusion in Orange Grove Center’s Annual Report recognizing our key supporters  throughout the year

SUPPORTER LEVEL Benefits – $750 in support

  • Your business name listed on the Champions Event website
  • Highlight your participation with other sponsors in OGC Social Media promotion
  • Business listing in any Champions Event literature
  • Listing in follow-up Thank You advertising/announcements in local media 
  • Business listed in Orange Grove Center’s Annual Report recognizing our key supporters throughout the year.


INDIVIDUAL LEVEL Benefits – $250 in support

  • Include your shirt size and mailing address for a gift from our online store




*Donations of $250 or more will receive a surprise gift!