Matt Slauson, Chicago football player and SAY supporter, said "What Corey's doing is an inspiration, having met the amazing kids of SAY, I get it completely. Like Corey, I draw so much strength and inspiration from the kids, they're my heroes.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 01, 2014
On Saturday, August 2nd, Corey Caporale departs Chicago, IL, for a 720-mile personal journey, across Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina, to Camp SAY, in Hendersonville, NC.
Camp SAY is a sleep-away camp, where young people who stutter have endless fun, while developing effective communication skills, building self-confidence, and forging friendships to last a lifetime.
Caporale said “I’m making this 720-mile trek so young people who stutter know that anything is possible, and that absolutely nothing should hold them back.” At the end of his journey, Caporale will ride into Camp SAY to inspire so many campers, ages 8-18.
Matt Slauson, Chicago football player and SAY supporter, said, "What Corey's doing is an inspiration, having met the amazing kids of SAY, I get it completely. Like Corey, I draw so much strength and inspiration from the kids, they're my heroes. My helmet's off to Corey, and I wish him the best of luck on his journey."
Caporale is fundraising for Bike/Hike 720 on Crowdrise at http://bit.ly/1mjKV8V. “Proceeds will again support SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, a non-profit organization that helps young people rise above their physical, social, and emotional struggles from stuttering, and underwrite camp scholarships, so even more kids and teens can attend Camp SAY. Thanks to another ardent SAY supporter, The Hadar Family, donations to Bike/Hike 720, will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 total. What an incredible opportunity for generous individuals to double their support of young people who stutter,” added Caporale.
Margo Berkowitz, of Buffalo Grove, IL, whose daughter attended Camp SAY last summer, and who is attending Camp SAY this summer too, noted, “Camp SAY was an absolutely wonderful experience for our daughter who has been stuttering since she first started speaking. It gives her a place to be a part of a community where she is not judged, looked at differently or pressured. She feels comfortable and safe there - to be herself.”
Follow Corey’s unbelievable, 720-mile journey, on Facebook at #sayorg and Twitter @sayorg.
About Corey Caporale:
Corey Caporale is a person who stutters, and Bike/Hike 720 is his personal journey, inspired by SAY. Corey completed a 670-mile Bike/Hike last summer, with proceeds from that trip underwriting scholarships that enabled children from families-in-need to attend Camp SAY. Corey has become a SAY Trustee and works at Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, in Chicago, IL.
Camp SAY is the exciting summer camp where everything seems possible for a young person who stutters, and where kids and teens develop the skills they need to communicate more effectively, build self-confidence and forge friendships to last a lifetime. This sleep-away camp welcomes children and teens who stutter, ages 8-18, and their young family members and friends that want to share an incredible camp experience together. Young people from across the country, and beyond, attend Camp SAY year after year.
The Stuttering Association for the Young (formerly Our Time) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which believes that every voice matters and provides innovative and comprehensive programming to help young people who stutter discover their own unique voices. Young people from all socioeconomic backgrounds have access to SAY’s programs, and in 2014 alone, more than $400,000 in financial aid is being awarded to families in need. http://www.SAY.org.