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Triumph Foundation is hosting its 7th annual Let’em Roll Casino Night at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Valencia on Saturday, July 30. All proceeds will benefit Triumph Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to minimize the obstacles one faces after suffering a spinal cord injury and other forms of paralysis.

The fundraising event will feature a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, craps, blackjack and roulette. It will also include a prime rib dinner, music, dancing and silent auction.

“For the last eight years, Triumph Foundation has partnered with people who become paralyzed to assist them with triumphing over the new challenges they face and restoring life,” says Andrew Skinner, Triumph Foundation’s founder. “The Let’em Roll Casino Night brings the entire community together for a night of fun and celebration of our accomplishments. We make quality of life a reality for people.”

Skinner suffered a Spinal Cord Injury in 2004 in a snowboarding accident outside his family’s cabin in Lake Arrowhead. Andrew broke several vertebrae in his neck, paralyzing all four of his limbs and rendering him a quadriplegic. After years of extensive physical therapy, Andrew regained significant function and felt destined for a mission: to help others who suffered injuries like him. In 2008, he and his wife Kirsten Skinner founded Triumph Foundation with a simple desire: to bring hope, resources, and mentorship to people who are dealing with paralysis.

Last year, the Let’em Roll Casino Night had over 350 people in attendance and raised close to $100,000. Needless to say, this is not a typical gala event. It is inspirational, impactful, powerful, and something that will change perceptions and transform lives.

The event is made possible through its generous sponsors that include Coloplast, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, Owen Patterson Owen, Experea Healthcare, SCI Lawyers, Ability Center, and Tejon Ranch.

The fundraiser is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at http://SupportTriumph.org or checks can be made to Triumph Foundation and mailed to 17186 Hickory Ridge Ct., Santa Clarita CA 91387.

Event Sponsors and Silent Auction items are needed.

 

About Triumph Foundation

Founded in 2008, Triumph Foundation’s mission is to help individuals with spinal cord injury to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to move forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day.

Triumph Foundation provides mentorship, resources, hope and security to people living with paralysis – not just initially when the injury/disorder occurs, but as a lifelong support network. Additionally, the organization holds events that are a captivating force within the entire disabled community.

Programs include distributing Resource Care Baskets to people with new spinal cord injuries, providing grants to help people with inadequate medical insurance obtain necessary equipment; assisting with home modifications for wheelchair accessibility; leading SCI support groups; and hosting adaptive recreational programs to support disabled athletes. Triumph Foundation is a chapter of United Spinal Association, the national spinal cord injury association, and is the Los Angeles Paralympic Sport Club.

Every year 10,000-20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries in the United States. There are more than 1.2 million paraplegics and quadriplegics living in America today. The disabled population is the fastest-growing minority that anyone can become a part of at any time. No one plans ahead for a devastating injury that causes paralysis because no one expects it. When something tragic does occur, people are not prepared to deal with the challenges. Triumph Foundation assists these individuals to triumph over the obstacles they face. Triumph Foundation supports veterans, children, teenagers, adults, elderly, and people of all backgrounds and demographics.

To date, the organization has touched the lives of more than 5,000 individuals with disabilities; given $150,000 in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and plans to spend $50,000 this year; performed ten home and bathroom remodels; provided wheelchair accessible vehicles to five people who did not have the means to purchase one on their own; distributed more than 1,000 Care Baskets to newly injured people; and regularly visits 15 Southern California hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Kern, and San Diego Counties.

For additional information about Triumph Foundation, its owners and its efforts, please visit Triumph-Foundation.org or call Andrew Skinner (661) 803-3700.

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