On Sat., Nov. 1, Hattie Larlham hosts the 14th annual Circle of Caring at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center in Aurora. Sponsored by the Alpha Group, the Circle of Caring funds programs for people with developmental disabilities Hattie Larlham serves.
This year’s honorees are Cleveland Indians Sr. Vice President of Public Affairs Bob DiBiasio, and Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC). DiBiasio also serves as president of the CIC.
DiBiasio has personally supported Hattie Larlham since 1999. He was introduced to the organization by a Hattie Larlham board member and his wife, parents of a resident with developmental disabilities.
DiBiasio invites friends and coworkers to Hattie Larlham’s events, including Indians players, coaches, front office staff and the broadcast team. He raises awareness for people with developmental disabilities Hattie Larlham serves.
DiBiasio has been instrumental in developing a Hattie Larlham summer camp in Arizona. He has fostered relationships with Goodyear, Arizona’s local school system, the fire department and the Fighter Country Partnership. Since 2009, Hattie Larlham has hosted an annual fundraiser at a Cleveland Indians spring training game. The event raises funds to support Hattie Larlham summer camps in Arizona. As a result of DiBiasio’s effort, Hattie Larlham started hosting Arizona summer camps in 2012. The camps are designed for children with developmental disabilities that fall in the autism spectrum.
This year is DiBiasio’s 35th season with the Cleveland Indians and 36th with Major League Baseball. His career with the Cleveland Indians started in 1979 as assistant PR director, and later advanced to director of PR in 1980 and vice president of PR in 1988. The Lakewood, Ohio, native was promoted to his current position in 2011.
Since 2001, CIC has been a key sponsor of the annual Sugar Bush Golf Classic in Garrettsville, Ohio. The golf classic raises funds for Hattie Larlham programs. To date, CIC has donated more than $20,000 to the event. In addition, CIC has donated dozens of autographed memorabilia items from current and former Indians players. Each year DiBiasio emcees the Sugar Bush Golf Classic with Bill Wills, co-host of WTAM 1100’s Wills & Snyder in the Morning Show.
In honor of DiBiasio and Cleveland Indians Charities, this year’s Circle of Caring is baseball themed. The event includes red-carpet photos, entertainment, a cocktail reception, a full course dinner, a wine pull and live, silent and fund-a-need auctions.
Unique sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Hattie Larlham Special Events Manager Wendy Voelker at (330) 274-2272, ext. 3087, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hattie Larlham
Established in 1961, Hattie Larlham is a Northeast Ohio nonprofit organization that provides services to 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Hattie Larlham inspires people with disabilities and their families to dream and achieve through the medical, residential, vocational and recreational services the organization offers. For more information, visit www.hattielarlham.org.
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