THANK YOU NASHVILLE PREDATORS!
We recently were awarded a grant from the fabulous Nashville Predators to construct a sensory trail. Look for construction to start very soon and be ongoing over the summer and fall.
WE DID IT!
After three years in a lease-purchase, and with the help of Heritage Bank and a number of people who prefer to remain anonymous, we were able to purchase our 54-acre learning center facility in Ashland City. THANK YOU all.
PASTURE PUTT PUTT GOLF AND GAMES APRIL 27-28, 2019
Colby's Army Announces Second Annual Pasture Putt Putt Event
Colby's Army will host their second annual Putt Putt Golf event on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 from noon - 4:00 PM at their learning center facility at 1394 George Boyd Road, Ashland City, Tennessee 37015. The event will feature eighteen holes along their beautiful creek-side therapeutic riding trails, plus a separate nineteenth hole-in-one competition with a $100 prize for a hole in one, or for the ball closest to the hole. Plus, lawn games, such as croquet, lawn bowling, cornhole, etc. will be available to play.
Putt putt obstacles for each hole are made from recycled, repurposed, and upcycled materials. In addition, there will be food, along with facility tours.
"Each round of golf can be played for just $3, and clubs and balls will be provided. Lawn games are just an additional $2 ," said Lisa Wysocky, Colby's Army executive director. "We hope everyone will come out with their family and friends for a really fun afternoon."
Some hole sponsorships and vendor slots are still available.
4th Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza, Saturday, October 19, 2019
Our 4th Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza will be Saturday, October 19 from 9:00AM-2:00PM at the Colby's Army Learning Center (1394 George Boyd Road, Ashland City, TN 37015). The extravaganza is a yard sale, bake sale, and arts and crafts sale, combined with free fun family activities such as hiking the organization's private trails. It is the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, and helps fund our programs for people with life challenges.
Attendees can also meet a therapy horse or cat, and navigate the activity course. Most of the event will be held indoors and will be held rain or shine. The event is, quite possibly, the largest annual yard sale in Cheatham County.
Colby's Army helps people with life challenges through outreach, and interactions with animals and nature. Programs include therapeutic riding, equine assisted ground-based activities, job training, gardening, and homeless outreach.
Many local residents contribute the results of their attic, basement, and garage decluttering to the sale. Intake of donated items for the sale runs September 15 - October 15. Residents are encouraged to set up a drop-off time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Colby's Army volunteers can also sometimes pick up large volumes of donated items. Almost every item can be accepted, with the exception of: clothes, mattresses, large appliances, electronics, and VHS and cassette tapes.
"We will have an entire barn full of items, thousands of them, that are priced to sell," said Lisa Wysocky, the organization's executive director. "We always have a lot of very nice furniture, toys and baby items, holiday decorations, household goods, books, CDs and DVDs, lawn items, sports equipment, small appliances, and much more."
Event sponsorships now available.
All proceeds go toward helping people with life challenges reach their goals. Those who would like to contribute but cannot attend the event can go to ColbysArmy.org and click on the yellow donate button. It will lead people to a PayPal page where they can type the amount of their donation. Or, checks can be mailed to Colby's Army, PO Box 90464, Nashville, TN 37209.
PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE
We are proud to embrace people first language. People first language emphasizes the person, rather than the disability, challenge, or difference. In placing the person first, the disability is no longer the primary, defining characteristic of an individual, but one of several aspects of the whole person.
Rather than "a homeless man", we say "a man who is homeless." Rather than "an autistic girl," we say, "a girl with autism." It's a simple rephrasing of words, but one that is meaningful.
We appreciate your support of people first language and encourage you to share the idea with your friends.
SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
We have many sponsorship opportunities around our learning center that can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, or in support of a business or family member. Most sponsorships come complete with signage that encourages our supporters to support you!
These sponsorships are vital in helping us keep our doors open, and they allow us to continue to provide needed services to people with life challenges. Most sponsorships are very affordable. Please email us to learn more!
2019 SPRING SESSION ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN
We have some openings in each of our programs. If you know of someone with a life challenge who could benefit from our programs and services, please have them, or a loved one, contact us. Slots are filling fast!
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