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Pack the Park for Midlands Gives

On August 30th, help us Pack the Park for Midlands Gives at Spirit Communications Park! The Columbia Fireflies are hosting a special game to honor Midlands Gives non-profits and the conclusion of the Fireflies’ inaugural season!   We are selling tickets for $10 a piece, and the Fireflies will split half of our ticket proceeds with us! In addition, the Fireflies will donate $0.50 for every ticket scanned at the game into a prize pool. The three non-profits that sell the most tickets to the game will get to share the prize! If you’re interested in purchasing tickets to the game, contact Alanna at alayton@ucpsc.org to receive a ticket order form. Game time is at 7:05 p.m. and you can pick up your tickets on game day at the Box Office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or at the Will Call window after 4 p.m.. The deadline for ticket orders is Friday, August 26th at noon so be sure to get your tickets soon!  


This September, get ready to "Step Up!" for people with disabilities!

From September 1st through 28th, United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina will participate in STEPtember, a worldwide movement to promote active and healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and abilities while raising funds to help support people with disabilities.

Getting involved is easy!

1. Find 3 friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, gym buddies, church members (you get the idea!) and commit to taking 10,000 steps every single day. That's the equivalent of virtually climbing the highest peak on every continent! Not bad for a month's legwork! If 10,000 steps seems like a piece of cake, ramp up the goal as the days fly by. And it doesn’t have to be just walking or jogging - over 70 different types of physical activities (swimming, biking, mountain climbing) can be converted into steps on the STEPtember website (www.steptember.us) including activities for people with disabilities!

2. Register your team online at the STEPtember website. You can sign up now through the end of August!  

3. After you’ve set your individual and team goals, talk to those around you. Let them know that you’re going to be moving your body all month long for a good cause. Ask them to pledge to motivate you to achieve your goal. Funds you’re able to raise will help support UCP and the individuals we serve.  To donate, just ask them to visit the STEPtember website, click on “Donate” and search by individual participant, team name or UCP of South Carolina. Every single day, UCP helps people with disabilities live a Life Without Limits – and you play a big role in making that happen!

4. On September 1st, start tracking your daily step count (or equivalent activity) using a fitness tracker, smartphone app, or pedometer. Don’t forget to go to the STEPtember website and record your activity each day!

5. Join us at our two Saturday meet-ups during STEPtember to get your steps in and encourage other local teams to reach their goals!  Our first meet-up will be held at Virginia Hylton Park in Lexington on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Address for Virginia Hylton Park: 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington, SC 29072 (just behind the Lexington Municipal Complex).  

Our second meet-up will be at Riverfront Park in downtown Columbia on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. - noon.  

Address for Riverfront Park: 312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201 

STEPtember is a great way to increase physical fitness as well as awareness and support for UCP of South Carolina! Please join us for STEPtember and get moving for healthy and active lifestyles for people of all ages and abilities!


Support UCPSC During Midlands Gives, May 3. 2016!

On Tuesday, May 3, UCP of South Carolina will participate in the third annual Midlands Gives online regional giving day.  Generous supporters like you can visit the MidlandsGives.org website throughout the day. and make a contribution of $20 or more to their favorite charities.  Last year, UCP of South Carolina raised $2,780 in donations and matching funds and was part of a collective of 252 non-profit organizations that raised $1.5 million in a single day.  This year is shaping up to be an even bigger event, with 400 non-profit organizations from the 11 Midlands counties signed up to participate.

We need your help to make this day a success!  On May 3, please visit our Midlands Gives profile any time between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EDT and donate $20 or more.  There will be $90,000 in bonus funds and prizes awarded throughout the day, so your donations have the potential to be stretched even further!  One of the prize contests is the AFLAC Match Minute challenge, and there are three of them throughout the day. During each of those one-minute-long time frames, AFLAC will match up to $10,000 every donation of exactly $100 that comes in for every organization!  

Schedule for AFLAC Match Minutes:

6:00-6:01 a.m.

12:00-12:01 p.m.

5:00-5:01 p.m.

You can also help us by spreading the word about Midlands Gives to your friends and family.  If you have social media, be sure to “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! We’ll be posting pictures and stories on our social media accounts throughout the month of April leading up to the big day, so please feel free to share our posts on your own social media profiles!  Post your own story of how UCPSC has impacted your life or your loved one’s life on our Facebook page, and use the hashtag #MidlandsGives to be part of the larger discussion!    

If you have any questions about Midlands Gives, please contact our development coordinator, Alanna Boozer, at 803-926-8878 or alayton@ucpsc.org. Join us on May 3 and be a part of this incredible day of philanthropy in the Midlands!  Thank you for your continued support of our mission to empower individuals with developmental disabilities to live a Life Without Limits!  

World Activity Day 2016

The Exercise Science Club of USC will hold its World Activity Day fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina on Saturday, April 9th. World Activity Day is a team field event designed to promote physical fitness and health and it is a great way for the individuals served by UCPSC to show of their physical capabilities! Registration is $6 per student or $24 for a team of four students. Check in will begin at 10:30 and the activities start at 11. Lunch will be provided at no extra cost and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams! The deadline to register online for the event is Friday, April 8th at 5 p.m. If you are registering a team, please include all of the team member names in the notes section when you submit your PayPal payment. For more information, contact Alanna Boozer, UCP of South Carolina Development Coordinator, at alayton@ucpsc.org. We hope to see you there!


United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina is working to positively support and impact the achievement of a Life Without Limits for people with disabilities. 

Contact  today to learn about us and how you can support a Life Without Limits for people living in your community.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) supports the people we serve to achieve better lives, helping them to maximize their potential, encouraging them to explore their aspirations and dreams, and providing ongoing support as they continue a lifelong journey of development and growth.

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