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By Jean Robinson, Family Support Specialist, TSBVI, VI Outreach

I recently received some information from Partners Resource Network outlining a new project that has just been funded and is called The SURE Project. The mission of the SURE (Seeking Unlimited Recreational Experiences) Project is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through recreation and social activities. The project's goals include:

  1. Build Partners Ranch, a 26 acre camp/retreat center near Evadale, TX. The camp will be 100 % accessible to people with disabilities.
  2. Integration of people with disabilities into current programs through community education and awareness.
  3. Create recreation and social activities for children and adults with disabilities.
  4. Become financially stable through community support and fundraising.
  5. Have some fun and games.

The SURE project will be sponsoring events and activities year round. One of the main areas of focus is outdoor activities, e.g., nature hikes, ball games, camp-outs, and picnics. The project will enlist the help of various service organizations as well as individuals who would like to volunteer their time. Events and activities take place primarily in Angelina, Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Tyler, and Walker Counties.

Contact SURE Project at (409) 898-4684 for an up-to-date schedule of new activities. This project is funded by a federal grant through the US Department of Education.

For more information contact: Partners Resource Network, Inc. - The SURE Project, 1090 Longfellow, Suite B, Beaumont, TX 77706-4819; phone (409) 898-4684 or (800) 866-4726; or visit their website at <http://www.partnerstx.org>.