Today was the launch of CV Giving Days for the 160 charities in the Coachella Valley of which we are one of them.
Our Vice President and Tech Guru Robert Gamberg (accompanied by David Yerks-Young) were amongst the many guests.
After a few short speeches from emcee Patrick Evans of KESQ’s “Eye on the Desert” and the organizers of the event the guests gathered in the Host Lounge for a meet and greet with each other and to enjoy snacks and beverages before they were given the option of taking a tour of the 10,000 seat arena. The tour included Suites of a few corporate sponsors, the practice ice rink for our local hockey team(Firebirds) and visiting hockey teams. Guests were also informed about public skating and other activities coming to the venue. They also toured the backstage area and the different refreshment stands before their return to the Host Lounge.
David noticed the special attention given to himself as well as Robert (both being visually impaired) by the staff. From being escorted to restrooms, to their seats, and onto the elevators. David was going to make a cup of coffee when a staff member asked if he needed help. On acceptance, she poured the coffee, added milk, placed a lid on the cup AND placed the coffee into another cup to act as an insulator. The staff seemed to know the needs of the visually impaired.
Donations to the charities who have signed up starts on March 1, 2023. As we are slowly getting back to normalcy from the Covid Pandemic, we need donations. If you, or anyone, or any corporation can donate any amount to help our community, it would be greatly appreciated.