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Photos from 2017 A Legacy Continued Dinner

Framed picture of Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. Autographed by Magic Johnson Buffalo Trace Package Facinator, necklace and earrings Camellia Allison and Gena Morris  Read More →

FFM Friends of the Year 2017 – Camellia Allison and Gena Morris

Camellia Allison and Gena Morris

Camellia Allison and Gena Morris named 2017 Friends of Year.  Both ladies work diligently to make “A Legacy Continues” Dinner a success each and every year. Thank you Camellia and Gena for your support and dedication. Jerry Crowsley’s introduction  Link (https://youtu NULL.be/3MMtK4N9YgA)  Read More →

2015 Friends for Michael Annual Scholarship winner

Cindy Norton was honored to present the 2015 Friends for Michael Scholarship to Aly Stanley. This special young lady has been involved in the organization since she was 9 years old! Thank you Alyson Stanley…. Now go set the world on fire! 2015 Friends for Michael Annual Scholarship winner Aly Stanley with Friends for Michael Founder Cindy Norton.  Read More →

May 3-5, 2013 - Bluegrass Bass Bash

Hosted by Kentucky–Indiana PVA May 3-5, 2013 Kentucky Lake, Gilbertsville, KY April 3 Entry deadline for disabled anglers only. Marina: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park 113 Administration Dr. Gilbertsville, KY 42044 Registration: May 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Partner Pairing at 7:30 p.m. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park 113 Administration Dr. Gilbertsville, KY 42044 Host Hotel: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park 113 Administration Dr. Gilbertsville, KY 42044 (800) 325-0146 Tournament... Read more »

May 10th, 2013 - Inaugural Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury

May 10th, 2013 from 9:00 to 4:00 The Lexington Convention Center (next to Rupp Arena) Mission: The Mission of the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is to hold an unprecedented one-day meeting (Summit) to gather individuals with SCI from around the Commonwealth to discuss the critical issues that are important to them and to draft an agenda to be used to legislate change in our Commonwealth for people with SCI. Read more »  Read More →

2010 Friend of the Year Award

At the 3rd Annual “A Legacy Continues” Dinner/Auction Friends For Michael presented the 2010 Friend of the Year Award to Paul Erway. Congratulations Paul! Matthew Brent, Paul Erway and Linda Berry  Read More →

Accessible Playground Commemorative Bricks

Our newest project, now in development stages, is to build a fully handicap accessible playground in the NEW Henry County Recreational & Services Park. This park will be accessible for all ages (multi generational) and provide recreation and entertainment for the disabled and able bodied population. The facility will be centrally located for many individuals, who would otherwise have to travel a hundred miles or more to have a place to enjoy. What started out to be a $30.000 project has turned... Read more »

FFM Friend of the Year 2009 – Dr. Onifer

Dr. Onifer FFM Friend of the Year 2009 with Kenny Walker

Dr. Onifer FFM Friend of the Year 2009 with Kenny Walker  Read More →

13th Annual Friends For Michael 5K – Results

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in the 13th Annual Friends For Michael 5K. 13th Annual Friends For Michael 5K Run/Walk and Wheel. USATF KY Association 5k Series (second leg of three races where cash prizes are distributed to USATF qualifying members.) Medals & Trophies are awarded to all winners in each age  group. Here are the race results. Read more »  Read More →

September 16, 2009 - TaylorMade Golf Raffle

TaylorMade Golf Clubs & Bag Only 150 tickets will be sold! ticket numbers 501-650 Proceeds Help Support the Friends for Michael Spinal Cord Injury Organization Accessible Playground Drawing to be held September 16th 2009 at the 9th Annual Friends For Michael Golf Scramble Tickets will be available day of Golf Scramble Tickets are $10 More Pictures ... Read more »

August 20, 2009 - Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma RUN. WALK. WHEELATHON

The Cause – Festivities – Celebrities – Drivers – Music – & More When: August 20, 2009 Where: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma Valley, CA Download PDF Adult 15+ = $25 Child 6 – 14 = $5 Under 6 = Free Log on to www.SamSchmidt.org (http://www NULL.SamSchmidt NULL.org) for Details  Read More →

July 9th, 2009 - Run the Honda Indy 2.8

The Cause – Festivities – Celebrities – Drivers – Music – & More When: July 9th, 2009 Where: Honda Indytorontotrack,Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario Canada Download PDF Race kit pick up and registration: Race Day from 4:00 to 5:30 at the registration tent in the inner track by Thunder Ally. Register and pick up your race chip and kit. Included in Registration fee: T-shirt, food and beverage, prizes (every participant will receive a ticket for a chance to win an... Read more »

Friends For Michael makes donation to SCoBIRC

Friends for Michael presented The Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) with a yearly donation to assist in research efforts at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research. Read more »  Read More →

Friends For Michael makes donation to KSCIRC

Friends for Michael presented The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) with a  yearly donation to assist in research efforts at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC). Read more »  Read More →

July 11, 2009 - Smith-Berry Winery Dinner and Concert

Friends for Michael invites you to join us at Smith-Berry Winery July 11, 2009 Outdoor dinner buffet and concert featuring The Jimmy Davis Band Dinner served 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Band performs 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. See the plans for the handicap accessible playground in the Henry County Recreational Park $19.95 plus tax in advance; $25.00 plus tax at the door; Smith-Berry wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Reservations strongly suggested Call 1-888-845-7091 Smith-Berry Winery accepts... Read more »

May 13, 2009 - 10th Annual Racing to Recovery Gala hosted by the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation

Friends For Michael travels to Indy for the annual  Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Indy 500 Racing to Recovery  Dinner. 2009 GALA TO CELEBRATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE SAM SCHMIDT PARALYSIS FOUNDATION Note: Gala date changed to Wednesday, May 13, 2009 The 10th Annual Racing to Recovery Gala hosted by the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation will be held at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana on Wednesday May 13, 2009.  (Note date change from previous posting.) The annual gala celebrates the achievements... Read more »

October 25, 2008 - Make A Difference Community Day 2008

Make a Difference Day October 25th, 2008 at the Henry County Recreational & Services Park Day begins at 8:30 AM & ends at 4 PM WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Our newest project, now in development stages, is to build a fully handicap accessible playground in the NEW Henry County Recreational & Services Park. This park will be accessible for all ages (multi generational) and provide recreation and entertainment for the disabled and able bodied population. The facility will be centrally located... Read more »

October 19, 2008 - Sarah’s Grand Canyon Story

Sarah & Beverly Service

BOY DO WE HAVE A STORY TO TELL!!!! It was an extremely difficult rough trail. Anyone who has been there will confirm that there are lots of erosion logs, rocks, dust, and switchbacks (basically U-turns ) that are on the trail. The trail rider is the special device they used to take Sarah down into the canyon. It has a large wheel (like a wheel barrel) under Sarah. Then there are steel handles in front and in the back. Two people work to move the person in the trail rider on the way down the trail.... Read more »

September 28, 2008 - 12th Annual FFM 5K – 2008 Results

Overall 5k Run – Top 10 # Runner Name Age School Time 1 640 Duvisson, John* 31 Unattached 17:29.29 2 641 Schneider, Jim* 46 Unattached 18:22.63 3 237 Long, David* 54 Unattached 18:36.70 4 669 Lawhorn, David* 41 Unattached 18:53.22 5 238 LeGrand, Larry* 55 Unattached 19:34.61 6 642 Drawbaugh, Ricky* 28 Unattached 20:25.85 7 239 Lawhorn, Robin* 37 Unattached 20:32.82 8 1000 Troutman, Michael 13 Unattached 21:21.54 9 714 Hernandez, Trey 16 Unattached 21:33.72 10 644 Ellis,... Read more »

September 27, 2008 - The 5K Run/Walk and Wheel is THIS Saturday, September 27th 2008

Just  a reminder 12th Annual Friends For Michael, Inc. Spinal Cord Injury 5K Run/Walk and Wheel Race #2 of the USATF Kentucky Championship Series (Race # 3 Oct 24th 5k – Black Cat Chase 5k Run- Frankfort, KY) THIS Saturday, September 27th When you arrive at the Henry County High School there is some construction going on so we are doing registration at the Henry County Middle School which is located directly behind the High School.  There will be signs and parking attendents to help you with... Read more »

September 20, 2008 - 2008 Friends For Michael Scholarship Winners

Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts - Click to Enlarge Ben Roberts from Henry County High School will be attending Eastern Kentucky University Ryan Paris - Click to Enlarge Ryan Paris from Eminence High School will be attending University of Louisville Are you interested in getting a Friends For Michael Scholarship?  Contact Us  Read More →

May 30, 2008 - Recycle Now and Help Us Build a New “All Accessible” Playground

+= We want to Celebrate Michael Brent’s life and accomplishments by honoring his memory with a playground accessible for Children and Adults of All Abilities! ALL Funds raised from recycled ink jet/laser cartridges and cellphones will be used for the NEW “ALL ACCESSIBLE” PLAYGROUND in The Henry County Recreational and Services Park in New Castle, Kentucky. If you have LOTS to donate please call Cindy Norton 396-3214 or 532-7071 For pick-up or other drop off locations! THANK YOU!! Related... Read more »

May 12, 2008 - Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Indy 500 Racing to Recovery Dinner

Friends For Michael travels to Indy for the annual  Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Indy 500 Racing to Recovery  Dinner. Proceeds benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. Meet current Indy Car drivers. Cocktails & lavish strolling dinner buffet; silent & life auctions including one-of-a-kind racing memorabilia. The 2008 Legendary Driver and Partner for a Cure Awards will be presented. Mario Andretti will receive the 2008 Legendary Driver Award. His racing legend includes a passion... Read more »

April 26, 2008 - Team Reeve Louisville – miniMarathon

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is a proud charity partner pf the Kentucky Derby Festival in this years Marathon/miniMarathon. We are working with our friends at Frazier Rehab, Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville to pull together Team members and volunteers. It will be an exciting and inspirational journey for all as we gear up for the race – April 26! Funds raised through TEAM REEVE LOUISVILLE (http://teamreevekdf NULL.kintera NULL.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo NULL.asp?ievent=265306&lis=1&kntae265306=4E1693C31F27457E92C7EC08484952C5)... Read more »

April 24, 2008 - Michael Brent Courtyard Dedication

Michael Brent Memorial Courtyard

April 24, 2008 -North Hall is across the street from Memorial Coliseum on the corner of Avenue of Champions and Martin Luther King Blvd. Michael Brent Memorial Courtyard - Click to Enlarge Poem read at Dedication Ceremony: Well Done Some people may say your life was interrupted Before its prime, But I witnessed a young man, who despite challenges, perservered Never wasting a moment in time You were always encouraging others by having a positive demeanor And never allowing circumstances to Discount... Read more »

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