Thursday, March 27, 2014

Emery Blackwell Retirement Party and Legacy Fund


In Eugene, on Saturday, November 15, we will have a retirement party for Emery Blackwell, at the Hult Center Lobby, 6:00 - 7:00p.m. At 7:30, Xcape Dance Company's hip hop show, "LOVE", directed by Vanessa Martin, will raise funds for DanceAbility. Emery will perform one last time, with Alito Alessi. Please consider donating to the Emery Blackwell Legacy Fund to help spread the joy of dance. The party is free to attend. There will be videos of Blackwell dancing in some of his best work.

Party Details:
Free Admission
No-Host Bar
Cupcakes provided

DanceAbility International also announces a new fund, the “Emery Blackwell Legacy Fund.” Our initial goal is to raise $20,000 in 2014 to honor Emery Blackwell. Emery has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. He was DanceAbility International’s first performer with a disability. Emery is retiring this year, after 24 years of volunteering as a dancer and dance teacher. The fund will carry on Emery’s generosity and passion.

Emery has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world through his joyful spirit. He has performed in the snow in the Swiss Alps, in the pouring rain at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and in theaters around the world, from Hong Kong, to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

According to Emery’s wishes, your donation will allow the next generation of dancers-—who follow in his footsteps and wheelchair tracks—-to provide free or subsidized performance-assemblies to school children, and provide scholarships for dancers who want to participate in DanceAbility.

To help us continue opening the world of dance to people of all abilities, checks can be written to:
“Emery Blackwell Legacy Fund”
c/o Selco Community Credit Union
P.O. Box 7487
Springfield, OR, USA 97475

(Donations via Selco Credit Union are not tax-deductible. If you do want to receive a receipt for a charitable donation, please send your check, written to “Emery Blackwell Legacy Fund,” to DanceAbility International’s office instead:

DanceAbility International
P.O. Box 51257
Eugene, OR 97405

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