2018 OPEN HOUSE DATE ANNOUNCED!!
OUTDOORS AGAIN AND HOWE AND HOWE TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE HAVING OUR ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH FROM 10:30-12:30. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT HOLLY AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATES!
SATURDAY MAY 5TH: CARLISLE HORSE ACADEMY
This will be a family fun day with our clients as well as a Cinco de Mayo celebration! Clients will be given a tour of the Academy in Lyman and have the opportunity to groom/pet and get to know the horses one on one. The pony club will be on hand and will be offering pony rides for smaller children and face painting. Clients and adults can enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride and some individuals will get to ride the horses! We will gather after in their lounge area and enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch! This event will be from 10:00am-12:00pm with lunch and social hour from 12:00pm-1:00pm. PLEASE RSVP to my email by April 20th. email@example.com
**Tentative** SATURDAY JUNE 23RD
Tonya and I had a meeting with George, a member of Boy Scout Troop 58 in North Yarmouth/ Cumberland County. He is a young man who would like to partner with Outdoors Again and plan an event for the above mentioned date at Camp Hinds in Raymond, ME. Stay tune for more details!
SUNDAY JULY 15TH: BASS FISHING/COOK OUT AT ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE
St. Joseph's College has opened their campus and extended us an invitation for a day of bass fishing topped off with a cook out and live music! St. Joseph's College is in Standish and has beach area access to Sebago Lake. Event time and more details will follow...but save the date! **UPDATE**...I am meeting with Steve McFarland, (who is the Director of Career Development at St. Joseph's) and the Standish Rotary on Thursday April 5th to discuss the bass fishing part of this event.
**as always...any event we create and plan is NO COST to our clients and their families**
What is Outdoors Again?
Outdoors Again is a non-profit organization (501c3) created by Geoff and Mike Howe, owners of Howe & Howe Technologies. OA takes paralyzed/handicapped individuals camping, hunting, fishing, music concerts, sporting events and many other adventures with the help of volunteers and donations. We pride ourselves in alleviating some of the stresses of wheelchair users with planning, organizing and transporting as well as including other youth, veterans, ALS persons, paraplegics, quadriplegics within the wheelchair community to make connections with. Planning and organizing is a huge part of what we do, but there are no words to describe the experience and bonds we create with each new event/adventure. To have the ability to be a part of and witness individuals regain a sense of hope, excitement and desire to get outdoors again and participate in activities they may never have imagined possible is an incredible experience within itself.
Outdoors Again provides wheelchair users opportunities they may have once enjoyed doing but haven't for years because of their disability/limitations. We create and organize events throughout the year that assist with re-integration into social settings and connections to those that may have some common areas with one another. For some, this may even be their first experience or first time leaving their home/program since their diagnosis, accident or injury. We have many individuals that find hope in our excursions as well as their means for social inclusion and look forward to each new adventure! Providing a second chance at enjoying the outdoors once again is our mission and we can and will continue to do so with the help of our volunteers, community donations and business/corporate sponsors. If you are a wheelchair user, please contact us to be included in our next adventure! If you wish to help us provide hope and the ability to continue offering events, please donate or sponsor our organization!