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Thanks to our Special Guest and Emcee, Kelly O’Donnell from CBS6 Albany, our 12th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Golf Classic was featured on CBS6 11 o’clock news — http://www.cbs6albany.com/sports/features/sports/stories/25k-raised-saratoga-bridges-3323.shtml
We received excellent media coverage for our Annual Gala ‘The White Party” from —
LOOK TV — http://www.looktvonline.com/saratoga-bridges-white-party/
Saratoga County Tourism — http://tourism.saratoga.org/events/details/saratoga-bridges-annual-gala-the-white-party-4600
We are proud of our investment in wellness initiatives that give our outstandingly dedicated employees tools to stay healthy! Our Executive Director, Valerie Muratori, shares insight in The Troy Record — http://www.troyrecord.com/article/20150618/NEWS/150619656 and The Saratogian — http://www.saratogian.com/health/20150621/saratoga-county-businesses-use-variety-of-strategies-to-improve-employee-wellness
New York Nonprofit News featured 2 of our most recent grants – Balancing Incentive Program and Stewarts Shops Holiday Match — http://nynmedia.com/news/saratoga-bridges-receives-balancing-incentive-program-grant and http://nynmedia.com/news/sarasota-bridges-stewarts-shops-grant-sponsor
The May 2015 Saratoga Business Journal highlighted our Wright Family Foundation grant on page 8 —http://www.saratoga.com/saratogabusinessjournal/images/sbj5-2015-paper.pdf
For the 4th Annual Autism Informational Fair, we are grateful that several media outlets covered it:
The Saratoga Today highlighted the Landt family —http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st041015/17?e=2012074/12249369
LOOK TV interviewed Julie Marks, Community Recreation Coordinator at Saratoga Bridges and Mary Fornabia, CSW from the Parent Network of the Capital Region — http://www.looktvonline.com/autism-informational-fair/
Dan Bazile from WNYT, Channel 13, interviewed Julie Marks and Mary Fornabia as well — http://wnyt.com/article/12415/?vid=2653885&v=1
The Troy Record was at the event – http://www.troyrecord.com/health/20150419/local-groups-join-forces-to-support-autism-community
We celebrated Autism Awareness Month in April and received coverage by:
Eric Olefson was featured in The Saratogian 5W’s — http://www.saratogian.com/lifestyle/20150415/five-questions-for-eric-olefson
Chris Walsh was highlighted in Dennis Yusko’s Times Union blog — http://blog.timesunion.com/saratogaseen/fourth-annual-autism-information-fair-with-video/23577/
In Commemoration ofh being Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we were fortunate to have these articles and interviews:
Amanda Baillargeon is featured in the Saratoga Today’s on the cover and on page 13 —http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/050115/13?e=2012074/12591089
Kelly Ross was highlighted in The Saratogian’s 5W’s — http://www.saratogian.com/lifestyle/20150325/five-questions-for-kelly-ross
LOOK TV spoke with our Board President David Wickerham — http://www.looktvonline.com/developmental-disabilities-month/
WGNA featured Pamela Polacsek, Communication Specialist, on 107.7 FM — http://wsbr.saratogabridges.org/training/WGNA-DDAM2015.mp3
We appreciate the Saratoga Today for publicizing our $20,000 grant from the Wright Family Foundation — http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_030615/5?e=2012074/11727939
Thank you to the Saratoga Business Journal for featuring our grant from Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund on page 8 and our Executive Director Valerie Muratori on page 20. We appreciate your ongoing support!http://www.saratoga.com/saratogabusinessjournal/images/sbj2-2015-paper.pdf
Look who was highlighted in the January Saratoga Business Journal? We are very proud that our Executive Director was elected as the President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce! http://www.saratoga.com/saratogabusinessjournal/pdf%20uploads/sbj1-2015-paper.pdf
Look at what is installed at the rear of our Wilton Day Program? The Saratogian wrote — http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20150108/cemetery-project-preserves-piece-of-wilton-history and the Times Union said – http://blog.timesunion.com/saratogaseen/artist-turns-metal-scraps-into-wilton-landmark/22801/
The December issue of the Saratoga Business Journal featured us on page 8 —http://www.saratoga.com/saratogabusinessjournal/pdf%20uploads/sbj12-2014-paper.pdf
Our supportive media partners Saratoga Today and The Saratogian (respectively listed) of Saratoga Casino and Raceway for National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October —http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st110714/17?e=2012074/10041065 and http://www.saratogian.com/social-affairs/20141030/winning-pair-casino-recognized-during-national-disability-employment-month
We received a lot of wonderful coverage of the 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge presented by MVP Health care from our excellent media partners:
We appreciate our media partner The Saratogian for featuring one of Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) for DSP’s Week September 7-13 — http://www.saratogian.com/lifestyle/20140913/five-questions-for-andrea-sutton. Andrea Sutton, also a 2014 Employee of Year, is exemplary at her job at our Clifton Park Day Program and continues to make a difference to ensure every day is full of possibilities! Thank you also to Greg Cuda for taking such a beautiful photo.
Thank you to The Saratogian — http://www.saratogian.com/social-affairs/20140827/making-airwaves-saratoga-bridges-recieves-grant and Saratoga Today — http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st081914/15?e=2012074/9099965 for announcing a grant we received from Youth² – Youth Helping Youth Fund written by Adam Roy.
Saratoga Today announced the proceeds from our 25th Annual Travers Day at the Races — http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st081914/5?e=2012074/9099965
We are most grateful to Saratoga TODAY for featuring 2 of our award-winning artists from Creative Endeavors Erica & Sarah — http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_081514/39?e=2012074/8942615
We are excited that our largest fundraising event “The White Party” received a lot of publicity from Saratoga Today — https://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_072514/17?e=0, the ‘Toga Tattlers’ in The Saratogian — http://togatattlers.com/2014/07/22/the-saratoga-bridges-white-party-at-fasig-tipton/, in the ‘Were you Seen’ social section of Times Union — http://www.timesunion.com/seen-events/slideshow/SEEN-The-White-Party-Gala-90079/photo-6622653.php, in the Ballston Journal — http://theballstonjournal.com/2014/07/21/saratoga-bridges-white-party-raises-113k/, in a Times Union blog — http://blog.timesunion.com/saratogaseen/saratoga-bridges-annual-white-party/21398/, Saratoga Today on page 25 – http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_062714_full_2/1 , on page 7 — http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/publications/saratoga-today/item/3694 , on page 40 — http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/publications/saratoga-today/item/3701 and on page 8 — http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/publications/saratoga-today/item/3721 and Simply Saratoga Magazine Summer 2014 on page 82 — http://www.saratogapublishing.com/index.php/publications/simply-saratoga
Thank you NY Nonprofit Press for highlighting the Ribbon Cuttings for our new The Wright Family Foundation Pavilion — http://www.nynp.biz/index.php/news/87-capitol-region/21350-saratoga-bridges-cuts-ribbon-on-wright-family-foundation-pavilion- and the Saratoga Today on page 4 —http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/publications/saratoga-today/item/3721
Our Memorial Garden Ribbon Cutting and Annual Meeting were featured in the NY Nonprofit Press — http://www.nynp.biz/index.php/news/87-capitol-region/21154-saratoga-bridges-opens-memorial-garden-and-hosts-annual-meeting, on page 4 in the Saratoga Today — http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_062714_full_2/1 and on page 4 of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) Member August Newsletter — http://www.ballston.org/pdf/news-20147311294.pdf
Thank you to The Adirondack Trust Company for continuing to support our fundraising events! We appreciate Saratoga Today for featuring your Lead Sponsorship on page 14 — http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_062714_full_2/1 and The Saratogian’s article — http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20140622/in-the-biz-june-23-2014
We received wonderful press from the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) Member Newsletter regarding our Creative Endeavors Program on page 6 of their June 2014 “The Volunteer“. Thank you so much for featuring Saratoga Bridges!
Our newest Foundation Board Member, Ana Maria Young was featured in the NY Nonprofit Press — http://www.nynp.biz/index.php/on-board/20693-young-joins-saratoga-bridges-foundation-board , on page 8 in Saratoga Today—http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/publications/saratoga-today/item/3623 and The Saratogian — http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20140622/in-the-biz-june-23-2014
Erica Miller from The Saratogian took these wonderful photos from the ‘Entertainment through the Years’ performance by the Creative Expressions players — http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20140506/saratoga-bridges-presents-entertainment-thru-the-years
Thank you Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) for publishing Brian’s great article about the ‘Entertainment through the Years performance on page 5 in the May 2014 “The Volunteer” the BSBPA Member Newsletter. We are extremely appreciative of your ongoing support!
During the month of April, we celebrated Autism Awareness Month. We also coordinated, along with the Parent Network of the Capital Region and Skidmore College’s Psychology Department, The 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Fair presented by The Law Offices of Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC. We received wonderful press from:
Colette Linton from Saratoga Today wrote this follow up article on page 9 —
http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_050214_full/9?e=2012074/7688849 and our thank you ad is on page 15
Caitlin Morris from The Saratogian wrote this article after being at the event —http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20140427/autism-information-fair-held-at-city-center
Time Warner Cable News came and shot this footage —http://albany.twcnews.com/content/news/north country/729710/3rd-annual-autism-awareness-information-fair/
Jennie Grey from The Saratogian wrote 2 wonderful articles —
Jesse Jackson, President/CEO from Look TV, interviewed our newest Foundation Board Member Ana Maria Young — http://www.looktvonline.com/24763
Our friend and longtime supporter Phil Bayly from WNYT interviewed Julie Marks, Saratoga Bridges Community Recreation Coordinator, and Mary Fornabia, CSW from the Parent Network of the Capital District for his program called Forum — http://wnyt.com/article/12521/
We appreciate the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) for publishing Brian’s great article about welcoming Gateway House of Peace to the community on page 5 and announcing Catherine Spaneas Ballston Spa Day Instructor II as a new Board Member on page 1 in the April 2014 issue of ‘The Volunteer’, the BSBPA Member Newsletter.
Erica Miller, the Photographer from The Saratogian, came and took wonderful pictures of our WSBR radio station personalities and of the dancers who partake in weekly classes —http://media.saratogian.com/2014/03/21/saratoga-bridges-national-developmental-disabilities-awareness-month/#1
In recognition of our celebration of March being Disabilities Awareness Month, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment created a wonderful Public Service Ad on their radio station WGY! Simply click on the play button to hear it:
Colette Linton, a reporter for Saratoga Today, a highlighted our concerns and ramifications regarding the propsed 2% increase for our Direct Support Professionals who are our loyal, dedicated and compassionate staff members. She also featured our employment program, Alpha Career Options. Check on page 9 of http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_032114_full/9?e=2012074/7172569
Thank you Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) for publishing Brian’s great article about the Special Olympics Winter Games on page 4 in the March 2014 issue of ‘The Volunteer‘, the BSBPA Member Newsletter. We are extremely appreciative of your ongoing support!
We are most grateful to the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) for their ongoing support. In the February 2014 issue of ‘The Volunteer’, read about Matt and Erica’s Art Show on page 2 and the excellent article Brian wrote about the Ballston Spa’s volunteer activity with the Christ Episcopal Food Pantry on page 4.
The Saratoga Today wrote a wonderful article about WSBR on page 15 — http://issuu.com/saratogapublishing/docs/st_12414_full?e=2012074/6456355
The Ballston Spa Business Professional Association featured us in their January 2014 newsletter —http://www.ballston.org/pdf/news-2014111360.pdf Read about our individuals participating in ‘Bridges to Skidmore’ written by Brian Burnett on page 4.
Thanks to Fred Scaglione, Editor, and Marissa Fariello, Editorial Assistant/Reporter, from the NY Nonprofit Press the articles (pages 12-14) came out beautifully!
In conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), our own John Toker was nominated for the William B. Joslin Award. The Saratogian, Saratoga Today and New York Nonprofit Press featured him:
We received a lot of wonderful coverage of the Great Pumpkin Challenge from our excellent media partners:
These 2 aticles feature our “Through My Eyes” juried art show:
The Ballston Spa Business Professional Association featured us in their October, 2013 newsletter — http://www.ballston.org/pdf/news-201310112956.pdf Read about our three individuals working in Ballston Spa by Brian Burnett on page 4.
All of these media outlets featured our 5th Community Electronics Recycling Day —
Read all about our Direct Support Professionals Week featuring Wendy Ashe in The Saratogian as well as an article in the New York Nonprofit Press —
Our 24th Annual Travers Day at the Races was successful raising $1,000! Several media outlets featured us —
The Saratoga Business Journal featured our Board Members on the front page of the August edition!
One of Creative Endeavors artists, Amanda Baillargeon, won 1st place for her watercolor painting “The Wait” and received a $300 prize at the Voice!9 Art Show. She was featured in the Daily Gazette and the New York Nonprofit News.
Our 24th Annual ‘White Party’ Gala was a resounding success raising $112,000! Several media outlets featured us —
Read all about our 10th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Golf Classic —
The Ballston Spa Business Professional Association featured us in their July, 2013 newsletter — http://www.ballston.org/pdf/news-201371122216.pdf Read about our White Party Gala on page 3 and Brian Burnett’s article on volunteering at the Community Emergency Corps in Ballston Spa on page 4.
In the July archive edition from Saratoga Business Journal they featured one of our newest Board Members, Susan Kiley, and our 2 Leadership Institute graduates, Laura Galchin and Stacey Webster. Read all about them on page 4.
Saratoga Today featured our partner Saratoga Specialties (Saratoga Chips) that employees our inviduals — http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/news/news/item/1849-new-owner-new-look-new-tastes-saratoga-chips-going-nationwide
New York Nonprofit Press featured the $2,000 grant we received from Walmart’s Local Giving Program and the $1,000 grant from BBL Construction Services, LLC — http://www.nynp.biz/index.php/news/87-capitol-region/16119-saratoga-bridges-receives-walmart-bbl-construction-services-grants
Saratoga Today and the New York Nonprofit Press graciously promoted our 2013 Title Sponsor The Adirondack Trust Company and their $15,000 generous donation — http://saratogatodaynewspaper.com/index.php/today-in-saratoga/community-corner/item/1750-saratoga-bridges-announces-2013-title-season-sponsor
Saratoga Today has run several articles pertaining to the Restoration of the proposed 4.5% cuts —http://www.saratogatodayonline.com/index.php/publications/saratoga-today/item/1740-june-21-2013 (on page 11)
The Ballston Spa Business Professional Association had three articles on us in their June, 2013 newsletter — http://www.ballston.org/pdf/news-2013531132414.pdf. On page 3, there is a write up about the hummingbird feeders our Ballston Spa Day Program makes and sells. Brian wrote an excellent article on page 5 about how the participants volunteer at the animal shelter, which ties in perfectly with our upcoming pet art show and adoption clinic. Then on page 7 there a picture and information about the Farmer’s Market and the flyer for the pet adoption clinics.
The Penny Harvest donation we received from Ballston Spa Elementary, Middle and High Schools was featured on the The Saratogian’s blog —http://saratogacountyneighbors.blogspot.com/2013/05/saratoga-bridges-receives-donation-from.html New York Nonprofit Press email newsletter — http://nynp.biz/May2913.html
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association May Newsletter highlighted us on page 4 & 5 — http://www.ballston.org/pdf/news-201351121315.pdf
New York Nonprofit Press featured our Autism Awareness Fair & Carnival —http://www.nynp.biz/index.php/news/87-capitol-region/14994-saratoga-bridges-hosts-autism-information-fair-and-carnival
Saratoga Wire gave us a blurb on their website — http://www.saratogawire.com/article/1068/130419-autism-fair-sunday-at-skidmore/
Julie Marks was interviewed on saratoga.com — http://www.saratoga.com/whatsnew/2013/04/autism-awareness-month.html
April is Autism Awareness Month! The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association gave us some press — http://www.ballston.org/pdf/news-201341144619.pdf (page 8)
YNN’s Matt Hunter covered us in a segment entitled, “Developmental disabilities agencies facing steep cuts” — http://saratoga-north.ynn.com/content/645770/developmental-disabilities-agencies-facing-steep-cuts/?ap=1&MP4
We are thrilled New York Nonprofit Press featured our award recipient of the NYSARC Jonathan Weingold Scholarship. Read all about Carol Goerold, Day Habilitation Instructor II at our Clifton Park Day Program —http://www.nynp.biz/index.php/news/87-capitol-region/14630-saratoga-bridges-employee-receives-nysarc-scholarship
saratoga.com featured us in 10 Ideas for a Local Spring Break in Saratoga Springs That Rocks — http://www.saratoga.com/whatsnew/2013/03/spring-break.html
We had some wonderful media coverage during March as we celebrated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
A ‘One Voice’ article in The Saratogian — http://saratogian.com/articles/2013/03/30/news/doc515792929d3c8442352375.txt?viewmode=fullstory
Valerie Muratori was interviewed on saratoga.com — tp://www.saratoga.com/whatsnew/2013/03/saratoga-bridges.html
Saratoga Today wrote about our woodworking program in Malta — http://www.saratogatodaynewspaper.com/index.php/today-in-saratoga/local-briefs/item/1021-creating-something-out-of-nothing-malta-day-program-operates-unique-woodworking-business
LOOK TV interviewed our friend Bill — http://www.looktvonline.com/developmental-disabilities-awareness-month
Saratoga Today, The Saratogian and YNN highlighted the Governor Cuomo’s proposed 6% cut to voluntary providers like Saratoga Bridges — http://saratoga-north.ynn.com/content/645770/developmental-disabilities-agencies-facing-steep-cuts/
The Saratogian and the New York Nonprofit Press printed all of our latest grants — http://saratogian.com/articles/2013/01/08/news/doc50eb89ca5b978358269352.txt?viewmode=fullstory
We wanted you to see the wonderful coverage in The Saratogian and Saratoga Today announcing our Alpha Industries exclusive partnership with Saratoga Specialties Company. We are packaging their Original Saratoga Chips and flavored Dip mixes — http://saratogian.com/articles/2012/12/16/news/doc50ce940825f2b460028610.txt
http://www.saratogapublishing.com/ – Click on the Saratoga Today icon, first one on the left, and then turn to page 9 to read the article.