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The Vermont Glades mission is to provide an outlet for student athletes to prepare for the potential of a collegiate career in hockey. Often hosted by local families, and dedicating their time to excelling at both academics and athletics, these players thrive and often credit a big portion of their success to community reinforcement. Teleblend’s ongoing support the past five seasons has contributed to the placement of numerous players to acclaimed university teams across the country.
Williston Food Shelf
Teleblend has continued to recognize the needs of local charitable organizations. According to the 2000 US Census, 143 Williston households have income of less than $15,000 per year, which is the demographic most likely to use a Food Shelf. An additional 250 households have incomes below $25,000 per year. A spike in population growth, coupled with the negative consequences of the recession has caused an increase in families and individuals in need of food assistance. Teleblend is a committed and frequent donor to this small town, big impact organization.
Tuition Scholarships for College Athletes
The University of Vermont prides itself on creating well-rounded and motivated student athletes that are capable of achieving success. Receiving adequate financial and community support is what allows many of these young men and women to reach their goals. The Victory Club, a community support group, at the University of Vermont played a significant role in providing 140 athletic scholarships in 2009. Teleblend is a proud supporter of Vermont athletics and a proud member of the Victory Club.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to help provide support, education, and service to anyone that has been affected by cancer. The ACS hopes that through its efforts we can work towards a cure, save lives, and celebrate those courageous souls that have made a full recovery. The Relay for Life is a community fundraising event which provides an outlet for survivors and supporters to come together and fight back against cancer. Teleblend is a proud participant and sponsor of both the Relay for Life and the Making Strides against Breast Cancer events.
Travis Roy Foundation
Travis Roy’s passion and commitment to hockey from a young age put him a step above when it came to applying to college. His dreams were fulfilled when he received a hockey scholarship from Boston University in 1995. Eleven seconds into his first game in a BU uniform, Travis crashed into the boards and became paralyzed from the neck down. His tragic accident left Travis’ dreams of playing college hockey shattered. Yet it also created a new dream; to continue to work towards a degree in public communications from Boston University and to found the Travis Roy Foundation, which would focus on finding a cure for spinal cord injuries like his. Travis Roy’s story is nationally recognized and his autobiography (Eleven Seconds) is now in its 6th printing. The Travis Roy Foundation has provided countless individual and research grants, and does so through a variety of fundraising events. Arguably the most popular and exciting event has taken place in Jericho, Vermont the past 8 years. The Vermont Wiffle Ball Tournament is hosted at Vermont’s own Little Fenway and Little Wrigley; replicas of the real major league fields. In the 2010 tournament alone, more than $363,000 was raised; bringing the total event efforts to over 1,000,000. Teleblend sponsors events throughout the summer to raise money for the Travis Roy Foundation through golf tournaments, poker tournaments, and bottle drives. Plus, you can always find “The Teleblenders” out on the wiffle ball field in August playing for Travis Roy and his cause.