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Board of Directors

Matthew Brent, President
1044 Cane Run Road
Turners Station, KY 40075
Cell: (502) 608-7649
Email Me (mabren2 null@null hotmail NULL.com)
Jerry Crosby
Courthouse; 100 West Main Street
LaGrange, KY 40031
W: (502) 222-7447
cell: 502-777-8015
Email Me (j NULL.crosby08 null@null insightbb NULL.com)
Linda Sarrett Mathis
3713 Mohawk Drive
LaGrange, KY 40031
cell: 502-396-4740
Email Me (linda NULL.sarrett null@null henry NULL.kyschools NULL.us)
Linda Berry, Secretary
4221 Bakers Lane
Pendleton, KY 40055
cell: (502)608-6276
Email Me (ukcatfan8848 null@null aol NULL.com)
Stuart Schmidt, Treasurer
1705 Eagle Creek Place
Louisville, KY 40222
cell: (502) 291-0929
Email Me (stus1705 null@null gmail NULL.com)
Jennifer Hignite
6511 Old Floydsburg Road
Peewee Valley, KY 40056
cell: 502-550-8347
Email Me (jhignite null@null insightbb NULL.com)
Cindy Norton
300 Lea View Avenue
Campbellsburg, KY 40011
cell: (502)396-3214
Email Me (cnort4 null@null gmail NULL.com)
Greg Woods
266 Lea View Avenue
Campbellsburg, KY 40011
(502)532-7979
Email Me (gregwoods null@null insightbb NULL.com)
Phil Berry
4221 Bakers Lane
Pendleton, KY 40055
(502) 222-3166
Ellen Schmidt
1705 Eagle Creek Place
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 327-9285
Email Me (raptor4364 null@null yahoo NULL.com)

7th Annual FFM Day at Churchill Downs

Gates open 11:30 a.m. First race 12:40 P.M.

Costs:$40 per person
(includes Gate admission, Sky Terrace seating, Buffet lunch w/ tea & water, door prize drawings, and a FUN DAY AT THE RACES!!

Friends For Michael, Inc. sponsors one of the races and will be in the winner’s circle for trophy presentation to the winning jockey, trainer and/or owner! YOU may get a chance to join us there!!!!

They are going to do the food differently this year… There will be a meal from 11:30 – 1:30 (approx times)
then they will have out veggie trays and desserts later in the afternoon for snacking…..so we will have food available most all day!

HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE!!! This is always a fun day!!

Questions? Call Pat: 845-0806, 845-4839 or Cindy at 532-7071 or 396-3214

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7th Annual FFM Day at Churchill Downs - Winner Circle

Along with the owners, trainers and winning jockey, joining Friends For Michael in the winners cirlce was Former University of Louisville Basketball Coach Denny Crum, Cindy Norton, President of Friends For Michael, Vicky Reed, Karen, Wanda Cundiff, Phil Berry, Bethany Adams, Brandi Cole, George O'Bryan, Dr. Stephen Onifer, University of KY Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, and Erin, University of Louisville Development Office.

Dinner and Concert at Smith-Berry Winery

Join us at a special Dinner and Concert at Smith-Berry Winery to benefit the “Friends For Michael” organization and their work to build an “All Accessible Playground” at a park in Henry County Kentucky.

• Date: October 25, 2008
• Dinner Served: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
• Concert: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
• Bring your S’MORs Supplies……We’ll have a BONFIRE!!

We will be featuring the music of  Michelle Murray, Nashville’s newest country music star  www.myspace.com/michellemurraycom (http://www NULL.myspace NULL.com/michellemurraycom)

Dinner Menu:
·  Butterfly Pork Chops
·  Grilled Marinated Chicken Breasts
·  Roma Beans slow cooked with Garlic and Olive Oil
·  Garlic Cheese Grits
·  Vinaigrette Cole Slaw
·  Homemade cookies including: Lemon Squares, Brownies, and Chocolate Chip Cookies
·  Soft drinks come with dinner and wine is sold separately.

•  Reservations strongly suggested Call 1-888-845-7091 or 502-845-7091 in our calling area

$19.95 plus tax In Advance
$25.00 plus tax at the door

*** $49.95 + tax VIP Dinner/Concert Tickets
***VIP Includes Dinner, Concert, Special Seating, Bottle of Wine, Meet & Greet Michelle and her band prior to the concert….get pictures and autographs and much more!!
MC, Visa, Discover cards accepted.
Wine is sold separately. No other alcohol allowed on premises. Concerts are held rain or shine.
No cancellations no refunds. We may sell out, make reservations early!  Please, no coolers, No pets.

This event is a special fundraiser for the Friends For Michael, Inc. Spinal Cord Injury Organization. ALL proceeds from this event will help build our new “All Accessible Playground” and is part of our Make a Difference Day!! (Make a Difference Day is a NATIONAL Day as well).

Friends For Michael, Inc. mission is to encourage and support research that will help victims overcome their spinal cord injuries as well as providing grants and activities to improve the quality of life for the individuals having this disability, providing educational spinal cord injury awareness and prevention to others and award annual scholarships to students who volunteer their time to the organization.

For directions and additional details visit: www.smithberrywinery.com (http://www NULL.smithberrywinery NULL.net)

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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, Randy 51 Unattached 21:38.53
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Results by Age Group

11 & Under Results – Women
# Name Age School Time
1 Taylor, Erin W Unattached 47:28.40
2 Woods, Libby W10 Woods Walkers 54:01.25
3 Cravens, Macey W9 Unattached 55:11.55
4 Woods, Alison W7 Woods Walkers 56:13.29
5 Bratton, Maggie W8 Unattached 56:36.42
6 Bratton, Emily W8 Unattached 59:20.84
12-15 Results – Women
# Name Age School Time
1 Rose, Abbi W12 Unattached 30:10.96
2 Rose, Jessi W14 Unattached 33:37.43
3 Morris, Rebecca W15 Unattached 45:14.34
4 Sharp, Mariah W14 Unattached 45:40.80
16-19 Results – Women
# Name Age School Time
1 Estes, Ashley W19 Unattached 59:35.61
20-29 Results – Women
# Name Age School Time
1 Vaughn, Jaclyn W22 Unattached 25:36.20
2 Shear, Grace W22 Team UK 29:09.95
3 Orr, Erin W27 Unattached 31:56.48
4 Ballard, Brook W23 Unattached 47:29.44
5 Drawbaugh, Jessi W27 Unattached 48:08.11
6 Kendall, Sandra W27 Unattached 48:08.17
7 Hogan, Megan W23 Unattached 48:31.87
8 Norton, Annie W28 Unattached 50:38.15
9 Gnadinger, Mandi W26 Unattached 54:00.05
10 Walls, Jessica W26 Unattached 59:39.61
11 Dodson, Amanda W25 Unattached 1:00:04.63
12 Walk, Tonya W22 Unattached 1:01:38.68
30-39 Results – Women
# Name Age School Time
1 Lawhorn, Robin* W37 Unattached 20:32.82
2 Woods, Liz W34 Unattached 32:25.17
3 Abney, Lori W34 Unattached 32:41.16
4 Cunningham, Kellie W30 Unattached 48:19.10
5 Bastin, Chasity W33 Unattached 48:31.93
6 Woods, Kelley W39 Woods Walkers 54:49.71
7 Bratton, Shannon W38 Unattached 59:21.43
40-49 Results – Women
# Name Age School Time
1 Moore, Cindy W49 Unattached 29:47.19
2 Perry, Meg W49 Unattached 30:36.04
3 Wilson, Karen W41 Unattached 50:36.46
4 Cravens, Vickie W41 Unattached 54:50.20
5 Walls, Alice W43 Unattached 1:00:37.97
50-59 Results – Women
# Name Age School Time
1 Gutm,an, Brenda* W50 Unattached 24:08.25
2 Meadows, Wanda W53 Unattached 33:50.57
3 Patterson, Peggy W58 Woods Walkers 56:35.05
60+ Results – Women
# Name Age School Time
1 Westerman, Carol W70 Unattached 37:09.44
11 & Under Results – Men
# Name Age School Time
1 Hignite, Zachary M10 Unattached 30:10.97
12-15 Results – Men
# Name Age School Time
1 Troutman, Michael M13 Unattached 21:21.54
2 Knott, Jordan M13 Unattached 22:58.42
3 Bratton, Jacob M12 Unattached 24:05.18
16-19 Results – Men
# Name Age School Time
1 Hernandez, Trey M16 Unattached 21:33.72
2 Singleton, Jarrod M17 Unattached 22:20.02
3 Walls, Patrick M17 Unattached 59:51.84
20-29 Results – Men
# Name Age School Time
1 Drawbaugh, Ricky* M28 Unattached 20:25.85
2 Moore, Robbie M23 Unattached 23:07.98
3 Orr, David M27 Unattached 27:37.41
30-39 Results – Men
# Name Age School Time
1 Duvisson, John* M31 Unattached 17:29.29
2 McKinley, Wade M30 Unattached 28:06.74
3 Woods, Zach M35 Unattached 40:32.17
4 Puckett, Aaron M33 Unattached 44:51.31
5 Bratton, Craig M37 Unattached 45:14.87
40-49 Results – Men
# Name Age School Time
1 Schneider, Jim* M46 Unattached 18:22.63
2 Lawhorn, David* M41 Unattached 18:53.22
3 Woods, Greg M47 Unattached 23:37.98
4 Rose, Joe M41 Unattached 29:57.06
5 Ochsner, Jamie M41 Unattached 33:08.49
6 Rose, Toni M41 Unattached 33:12.81
7 Morris, Ron M47 Unattached 37:40.65
8 Cravens, Danny M48 Unattached 39:52.51
50-59 Results – Men
# Name Age School Time
1 Long, David* M54 Unattached 18:36.70
2 LeGrand, Larry* M55 Unattached 19:34.61
3 Ellis, Randy M51 Unattached 21:38.53
4 Erway, Paul M50 Unattached 23:04.86
5 Moore, Steve M56 Unattached 24:18.66
6 Clark, John M50 Unattached 25:28.49
7 Onifer, Stephen M54 Unattached 44:50.44
8 Downey, Louis M57 Unattached 1:01:39.75
60+ Results – Men
# Name Age School Time
1 Goodwin, Steve M66 Unattached 23:44.77
2 Mills, Steve M62 Unattached 29:21.10
3 Patterson, Charles M69 Woods Walkers 56:35.45
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12th Annual FFM 5K Run/Walk & Wheel

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, Randy 51 Unattached 21:38.53

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USATF KY2008 USATF KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION 5k CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

This year, the West Louisville Appreciation, Friends for Michael and Black Cat Chase will be a part of the Kentucky Association (of USA Track and Field) 5k Running Series for Open and Master athletes.

Men & Women who wish to participate and be eligible for prizes in the Kentucky Association 5k Running Series for Open and Masters Women must be members of THE KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION of USATF (USA Track & Field) prior to the race. Runners seeking to become members may do so on line at http://www.usatf.org/membership (http://www NULL.usatf NULL.org/membership/).

Please note that this year we are NOT doing a 1 Mile race.

September 27, 2008 5k LDR Association Series Event

(12th Friends for Michael 5k Run- New Castle, KY)

Henry County High School New Castle, KY

***NEW THIS YEAR:
$20 per person ($15 per person before 9/20/08)
ALL STUDENTS K-12 ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT ARE $10!

Race Contact: Cindy Norton- 502-532-7071

USATF Kentucky Association Series Prize Money:
KY Association Open Men- 1st $150, 2nd $75, 3rd $25
KY Association Master Men- 1st $75, 2nd $50 3rd $25
KY Association Open Women- 1st $150, 2nd $75, 3rd $25
KY Association Master Women- 1st $75, 2nd $50 3rd $25
USATF Event Total $800

Visit the KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION USA TRACK AND FIELD (http://kentucky NULL.usatf NULL.org/) website.

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2007 FFM 5k Run/Walk & Wheel

Pictures by Ricky Holcomb (http://www NULL.rickyholcomb NULL.smugmug NULL.com/)

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 directions.

We will have extra t-shirts for sale for $20; a limited amount of sweatshirts for $15; hats for $10
and “Michael’s Angel’s” for $10!

If you are NOT a USATF member and would like to sign up before the race to qualify for the CASH prizes…
there will be a USATF representative there to assist you.

The weather looks like it is going to be a beautiful morning!!

WE have TWO HUGE projects we are REALLY striving to finish by October of 2009!

One: We are building of our FULLY ACCESSIBILE PLAYGROUND for ALL ABILITIES  (still to be named) at the new Henry County Recreation and Services Park in New Castle, KY.  This will be a state of the art playground….a one of a kind….not another like it in the state or region……we are really excited about this!!

Two: We are sponsoring the Friends For Michael Resource Room at Frazier Rehab on the 11th floor that will give all patients access to resources needed post injury, stroke, disease onset, etc as well as provide a place for family, friends and patients to relax, rest, watch television, use computers, etc…. It will also be a facility that can be used by outpatients to meet with vocational rehab, counselors, therapists, etc.   This will be an asset to the entire community and will serve thousands for years to come.

We appreciate your support and participation.  Please feel free to call with any questions you have!

Attached you will find an extra application in case you have a friend that would like to come and participate as well.
We always say…the more the merrier!!

See ya Saturday

God Bless,

Cindy Norton
President/Founder
396-3214

8th Annual FFM Golf Scramble

Lunch by OUR BEST RESTAURANT

Lunch by OUR BEST RESTAURANT

The Friends For Michael Golf Scramble & Auction
Featuring Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum, Honorary Chairman.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
(Rain date Wednesday, September 17, 2007)

Henry County Recreational Corp.  New Castle, KY  (502) 845-2375

Registration 7:15 AM (EST) – SHOTGUN START:  8 AM (EST)

FEES: $60 per player/$240 per team – includes green fees, cart rental, soft drinks & water on the course, lunch and door prizes.

(bring your own team or be placed on a team)

144 player limit strictly enforced, so return your entry early!!

MULLIGANS sold at check in for $5 (limit one per golfer).

GENERAL RAFFLE TICKETS are sold for $1 each or 6 for $5;

Auction Items

  • 1 week time share Condo Get-A-Way. You pick the location, available locations include… Acapulco, Mexico (http://www NULL.rci NULL.com/RCI/RCIW/RCIW_index?body=RCIW_rdMain&client=RCI&gatewayURL=/RDGateway/RCI_RDGIndex?body=RCI_RDGResortIDSearch&Ne=4294942695+4294940223+4294966931&recCount=10&N=0&Ns=P_ResortName&Nu=P_ResortCode&resortCode=2984&client=RCI)Daytona Beach, Florida (http://www NULL.rci NULL.com/RCI/RCIW/RCIW_index?body=RCIW_rdMain&client=RCI&gatewayURL=/RDGateway/RCI_RDGIndex?body=RCI_RDGResortIDSearch&Ne=4294942695+4294940223+4294966931&recCount=10&N=0&Ns=P_ResortName&Nu=P_ResortCode&resortCode=0462&client=RCI)Hot Springs Village, Arkansas (http://www NULL.rci NULL.com/RCI/RCIW/RCIW_index?body=RCIW_rdMain&client=RCI&gatewayURL=/RDGateway/RCI_RDGIndex?body=RCI_RDGResortIDSearch&Ne=4294942695+4294940223+4294966931&recCount=10&N=0&Ns=P_ResortName&Nu=P_ResortCode&resortCode=1924&client=RCI)Las Vegas, Nevada (http://www NULL.rci NULL.com/RCI/RCIW/RCIW_index?body=RCIW_rdMain&client=RCI&gatewayURL=/RDGateway/RCI_RDGIndex?body=RCI_RDGResortIDSearch&Ne=4294942695+4294940223+4294966931&recCount=10&N=0&Ns=P_ResortName&Nu=P_ResortCode&resortCode=6923&client=RCI). Must be used by January 31, 2009, value is $1858! Bidding starts at $600.
  • 2009 VIP Indy/Indy Lights Race Package at Kentucky Speedway (see flier)
  • Mayan Palace Acapulco

    Mayan Palace Acapulco

  • 10 Person Custom Built Poker Table
  • Autographed Michael Bush memorabilia
  • Autographed UofK memorabilia
  • Autographed UofL memorabilia
  • Autographed Ken Griffey, Jr. memorabilia
  • Autographed 1998 UK Championship Basketball
  • Autographed & Framed Greg Norman Print
  • Autographed Fuzzy Zoeller Golf Bag
  • Autographed Billy G Basketball
  • Autographed & Framed Country Music Artists Memorabilia
  • Autographed Rich Brooks Football
  • UofK & UofL Tickets
  • Louisville Slugger Items
  • Various Restaurant Gift Certificates
  • Humidor & Cigars
  • 10 Person Custom Built Poker Table

    10 Person Poker Table for Auction

  • Michele Salon & Spa
  • Proformance Fitness Package
  • Brown Forman Liquor
  • Golf Shirts, Golf Bags, Putter & Various Golf Courses
  • more to come……

Our annual celebrity appearances include…
Denny Crum, Kenny Walker, Jeff Sheppard, Darrell Griffith, Bobby Perry, Mike Pratt, Matt Jones & More

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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

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

Friends For Michael Sponsors

Sponsors:
Cedar Lake Lodge
Cedar Lake Lodge (http://www NULL.cedarlake NULL.org/)
Louisville, KY 40222
 
bremm vinyl graphics
Bremm Vinyl Graphics (http://www NULL.bremmsgraphics NULL.com)
Louisville, KY 40219
Fastline Printing
Fastline Printing (http://www NULL.fastlineprinting NULL.com)
Buckner, KY 40010
Curry Landscape
Curry Landscape (http://www NULL.yellowpages NULL.com/name/KY/Curry-Landscape)
& Design (http://www NULL.yellowpages NULL.com/name/KY/Curry-Landscape)
Crestwood, KY 40014
Envelope Solutions
Envelope Solutions
Blooms by Essential Details
Blooms (http://www NULL.bloomsbyessentialdetails NULL.com/)
by Essential Details (http://www NULL.bloomsbyessentialdetails NULL.com/)
LaGrange, KY 40031
General Electric
General Electric (http://www NULL.ge NULL.com)
Louisville, KY 40225
Pearce Brothers Concrete
Pearce Brothers Concrete (http://www NULL.yellowpages NULL.com/name/KY/Pearce-Brothers-Concrete)
Buckner, KY 40010
WAVE 3
WAVE 3 (http://www NULL.wave3 NULL.com)
Louisville, KY 40203
PNC Bank
PNC Bank (https://www NULL.pnc NULL.com)
Louisville, KY 40272
Frazier Rehab Institute
Frazier Rehab Institute (http://www NULL.frazierrehab NULL.org)
Louisville, KY 40202
Purofirst
Purofirst (http://www NULL.purofirst NULL.us)
Louisville, KY 40223
Superior Van & Mobility
Superior Van & Mobility (http://www NULL.superiorvan NULL.com)
Louisville, KY 40216
WHAS 11
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Louisville, KY 40202
American Founders Bank
American Founders Bank (https://www NULL.americanfoundersbank NULL.com)
Frankfort, KY 40601
fastline-pub
Fastline Productions
Limited Editions Etc Inc. (http://maps NULL.google NULL.com/maps?num=20&hl=en&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=Limited+Editions+Etc+Inc+kentucky&fb=1&view=text&latlng=7952110040441212623&dtab=3&ei=vmW8SMPHBY2gjgHS_dHfBg&oi=md_references&sa=X)
Turners Station, KY 40075
Hillerich & Bradsby Ivers & Harrod, Atty.
Thompson & Chou PM&R Brown Forman Holiday World
Splashin’ Safari
Henry County
Board of Education
Baptist Hospital Northeast
Baptist Hospital Northeast (http://www NULL.baptistnortheast NULL.com/)
La Grange, Kentucky 40031
C & F Insurance Group
C & F Insurance Group
Wehr Constructors
Wehr Constructors
Father & Son Sports Anthony Ivers Steel Technologies
J. Daniels Family Homes Signature Mortgage Meridian Construction LLC
COIT Services, Inc.
COIT Services, Inc. (http://www NULL.coit NULL.com)
Kentuckiana Area
Henry County Chamber of Commerce
Henry County (http://chamber NULL.henrycountyky NULL.com/)
Chamber of Commerce (http://chamber NULL.henrycountyky NULL.com/)
New Castle, KY 40050
Eclipse Bank
Eclipse Bank (http://www NULL.eclipsebank NULL.net/)
Louisville, KY 40207
Chubby Ray's Original Louisville Pizza Co.
Chubby Ray’s (http://www NULL.chubbyrays NULL.com/)
Original Louisville Pizza Co. (http://www NULL.chubbyrays NULL.com/)
Jeffersontown, KY 40299
Herb Kinman Chevrolet
Herb Kinman Chevrolet (http://www NULL.herbkinmanchevrolet NULL.com)
Carrollton, KY 41008
Our Best Restaurant
Our Best Restaurant (http://www NULL.ourbestrestaurant NULL.com/)
Smithfield, KY
OBrien Ford Mercury
OBrien Ford Mercury (http://www NULL.obrienteam NULL.com/n/KY/50/)
Shelbyville, KY 40065
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators
International Association of
Heat and Frost Insulators (http://www NULL.insulators NULL.org/)

Louisville, KY 40206
Wendy's
Wendy’s
B. F. South, Inc. dba
PNC Mortgage
PNC Mortgage
Bev Shircliff & Patsy Beatty
Farmers Deposit Bank
Farmers Deposit Bank
tony-whaley
Tony Whaley, CLU (http://www NULL.tonywhaley NULL.com)
Eminence, KY 40019
Covenant United Methodist
Church
Davis Appraisals Fran & Buddy Gross
Henry County
Recreational Corporation
Hawkins Farm Center, Inc. Williamson, Simpson
& Theiss, Atty
Joe & Toni Rose Landmark Community
Newspapers
Bill & Jackie Jones
Papa Johns Pitt & Frank, Atty Kentucky Homes & Farms Real Estate
Dr. David Embry Shane Metals University Club
William B. Walker, III   Southern Wine & Spirits
Community Sponsors:
Ransdell Funderal Homes Henry County EMS Henry County Sheriff Dept.
Scholar Funeral Homes Thompson & Chou Center for PM & R Mary Ann Brent
Prewitt Funeral Homes
Local Sponsors:
Elite Homes, Inc.
Elite Homes, Inc.
Henry County Local
Henry County Local
Lucas Monument
Bob Wagoner Cameron Mitchell
Restaurants
Cat’s Pause
Cincinnati Reds John Logan Brent,
Judge Exec.
Louisville Ballet
Mel Wilhelm Newport Aquarium Pro Football Hall of Fame
Withrow Construction

Contact Us if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor.

Friends for Michael Inc. is a registered 501 ( c ) 3 non profit organization.

7th Annual Disability Day at Kentucky Speedway

Disability Days at Kentucky Speedway with the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation

It’s that time again and YOU AND YOUR GROUP ARE INVITED!!   The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation ( www.samschmidt.org (http://www NULL.samschmidt NULL.org/)) holds a day at the track event at speedways around the country.  And once again, The Kentucky Speedway has graciously agreed to help sponsor our Day at the Races event this year!

Please see the attached flyer for more info on the Annual Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation’s Day at the Races Kentucky Speedway event scheduled on Friday, August 8th. The whole day is amazingly fun-filled! AND IT’S ALL FREE!

Basically SSPF invites patients in VA Hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and Shriners Hospitals along with organizations whose members are paralyzed to enjoy a very special day at the speedway.  We provide everyone with resource materials and gifts, infield parking is provided as well as special passes enabling the participants to tour the garage and pit areas and meet with IRL drivers, an opportunity available to few individuals.  Additionally, free lunch is provided in the hospitality tent of Andretti Green Racing and the event’s title sponsor, United Medical Providers, Inc., hands out free t-shirts, hats, bags, and other fun IndyCar series goodies.

The 7th Annual Disability Day at Kentucky Speedway sponsored by Friends For Michael and Sam Schmidt  Paralysis Foundation.  This event is for SCI Survivors and  family to go behind the scenes of Indy Racing. Contact Cindy Norton if you are interested in attending this event!

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1st Annual “A Legacy Continues” Dinner/Auction

Friends For Michael, Inc. Spinal Cord Injury Org. First Annual “A Legacy Continues” with Tony Cruise (84 WHAS Morning Crew)

June 5th 2008 6 – 10 pm
Hurstbourne Country Club – Louisville, KY
$100 per person

6 – 7:30 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:35 pm Dinner Buffet
8:45 pm Live Auction (just a few items for this)
9:10 pm Check out begins approximately

Reservations accepted until May 15, 2008 (we accept Cash/Check/MC/VISA)
Call 502-396-3214 or cnort4@insightbb.com ! PLEASE CALL TODAY!!

Hope to see you there!! Feel free to pass this invitation along to your friends and family!

Just a few of the other items available!

* Four (4) Indy 500 Tickets (May 25, 2008)
* Week in Myrtle Beach (Barefoot Resort)
* Gary Player Print /framed & autographed by Gary, Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer
* Daryl Benningfield – Autographed/framed My Big Blue Heaven print
* Autographed/framed Pat Day Print
* Autographed Rich Brooks football
* Week in Denny Crum’s 5 BR home on Henry’s Lake in Island Park, ID (15 mi. outside of Yellowstone National Park… Denny says it’s excellent fly fishing!)
* Denny Crum – Movie, Popcorn and dessert for 6 people in Denny’s home theatre
* Darrell Griffith – night out to dinner with Darrell
* Fall Getaway Weekend at Barren River
* Jimmie Johnson Autographed Item
* Tennessee Titans Autographed Football
* Indianapolis Colts Autographed Football
* Caesar’s in Indiana – overnight package w/ dinner for 2 at The Legends and 2 Buffets
* Big South Fork Scenic Railway – 2 Round Trip Tickets
* UofL vs. Cincinnati Football Tickets & Duffle Bag
* Cincinnati Reds – (2 sets) 4 Game Tickets
* Ashley Furniture Store – $200 Gift Card
* Brown Forman – Churchill Downs Suite on 5th floor for Sat. June 21, 2008
* Tempurpedic Allura King Size Bed and Foundation ($3,199.00 value)
* Salon Michele 90 minute total body massage ($88 value)
* Shelby County Horse Show Package
* Numerous dining opportunities
* AND MUCH>>>MUCH>>>MORE!!!!

Sponsor Information:

$250 Bronze Sponsor includes 2 tickets to dinner
$500 Silver Sponsor Includes 4 tickets to dinner
$1000 Gold Sponsor includes 8 ticket to dinner
$2500 Platinum Sponsor includes 20 tickets to dinner
$5000 Presenting Sponsor includes 40 ticket to dinner

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Recycle Now and Help Us Build a New “All Accessible” Playground

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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!!

Ground broken for ‘unique’ playground

By Jonna Spelbring Priester
General Manager – Henry County Local

On the one year anniversary of his death, many said Michael Brent surely would be smiling down upon the scene April 17 in the new Henry County Park.

It was there that four shovels pierced the grassy ground in a ceremonial gesture for what will, one day, be a very unique playground.

The playground will be one that all children, those who are able bodied and those who are not, will be able to enjoy.

“I know Michael is smiling down right now,” Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said. “He’s got to be pleased.”

A playground, he said, is an integral part of any park.

“If you’re going to have a park you’ve got to have a playground, right,” he said.

But the cost of playground equipment is high, Brent said. Enter Friends for Michael and its president, Cindy Norton.

“This playground is going to be unique,” she said, saying that where there is a piece of playground equipment for an able bodied child, there would also be a piece of equipment for a disabled child.

The concept was something Norton said she talked about frequently with Michael Brent.

“But we never dreamed we wouldn’t be able to do it together,” she said during the ground breaking ceremony.

Most importantly, Norton said she wanted the project to be a county wide effort, not just a Friends for Michael venture.

Next year, at around the same time, Norton said she hopes to be at the park again. Only then, Norton said, she hopes to be cutting a ribbon.

Norton said later she’s working on getting special playground equipment for the park.

During the ceremony, John Logan Brent presented Norton with a $10,000 check from the Henry County Fiscal Court as well as a $2,000 check from Arvin Sango, and Cedar Lake Lodge President Jim Richardson presented a check for $5,000; all for the playground’s development.

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Accessible Playground Groundbreaking

Friends For Michael Accessible Playground Groundbreaking Ceremony

Accessible PlaygroundGround Breaking Ceremony for the NEW “ALL ACCESSIBLE” PLAYGROUND being built in memory of Michael Brent by Friends for Michael.

April 17, 2008 – 9:00 AM at the NEW Henry County Recreational and Services Park New Castle, KY.

Please join us as we celebrate Michael’s life and accomplishments by honoring him with a playground Accessible to Children and Adults of ALL ABILITIES!

Recycling Fundraiser Project

recycling

The recycling continues….and grows! It is a continuous project so keep ’em coming!!

We are still accepting ink jet cartridges, laser/toner cartridges, cell phones, DVD’s

We Will Get Paid Something For EVERY Major Motion Picture Movie DVD & DVD Video Game – Working or not!*
*SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS BELOW

  • Qualifying & Working DVD (Single)
  • Qualifying & Working DVDs (Complete TV Box Set)
  • Qualifying & Working Blu-Ray & High Definition DVD (Single)
  • Qualifying & Working DVDs (Complete Movie Box Set)
  • Qualifying / Working DVDs = Complete English dialogue Region #1 (North American) Major Motion Picture Movie DVDs that do not have any marks or scratches on the ’play’ side of the DVD and must include the original DVD case along with all cover art and liner notes.
  • Non-Qualifying / Damaged DVDs include DVDs stamped ’Promotional’, ’Super-Value’ DVDs, incomplete Box Sets, single Television DVDs and DVDs that contain scratches, ’pin’ holes or other defects that render the DVD unplayable.
  • NO laser discs or DIVX (’burned’) DVDs.
  • Pirated DVD copies will not be accepted and may be reported to law enforcement officials. No Adult XXX-rated DVDs will be accepted.
  • Currently we do not accept Computer CD-ROMs or Music CDs.
  • Laptop / Notebook Computer ANOILL SEND YOU A SHIPPING BILL PLUS HANDLING CHARGES FOR SHIPMENTS OF SUCH ITEMS.

We will get paid something for every Laptop / Notebook Computer Prices are based on ’Processor Speed’:

  • Processor Speeds accepted: P3 1-2ghz; P4-1.6 ghz P4-1.8 ghz P4-2.0 ghz
  • Working laptop / notebook computers are computers that power up ( must include battery & power cord / charger ) and all of the following are undamaged: hard drive, floppy drive (if applicable), CD drive, DVD drive (if applicable), all ports, screen, latches, and are not cracked, ’locked’ or otherwise damaged.

PACK LAPTOP / NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS CAREFULLY – USE BUBBLE WRAP.

No Monitors or desk top towers!!!

MP3 Players

  • We Get Paid Something For EVERY MP3 Player – Working or not!
  • MP3 Player Prices are based on Memory / Hard Drive Size:

HD Sizes: 1 to 2 GB 4 to 20 GB 30+ GB Working MP3 players are players that power up (must include battery) and all of the following are undamaged:

Data port, memory, microprocessor, digital signal processor (DSP), display, playback controls, audio port and amplifier.

Non-working MP3 players or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working MP3 player prices above.

Digital Camera

  • We Get Paid Something For EVERY Digital Camera – Working or not!
  • Digital Camera Prices are based on the number of Megapixels: 4 to 6.9; 7 to 9.9; 10+
  • Working digital cameras are cameras that power up (must include battery & power cord / charger)
  • and all of the following are undamaged:
  • Memory, flash, microprocessor, display and playback controls.
  • Must include undamaged battery, power supply and charger to qualify as working.
  • Non-working digital cameras or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working digital camera prices above.

Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) / Digital Camcorders

  • We get Paid Something For EVERY Digital DVR / Camcorder – Working or not!
  • DVR / Digital Camcorder Prices are based on number of megapixels, hard drive size and optical zoom: MegaPixels 4 to 10+
  • Working digital video recorders (DVRs) are DVRs that power up (must include battery & power cord / charger)
  • and all of the following are undamaged:
  • Memory, hard drive, flash, mic, lens, microprocessor, display and playback controls.
  • Must include undamaged battery, power supply and charger to qualify as working.

Non-working digital video recorders or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working digital video recorder prices above.

Digital Picture Frames

We Get Paid Something For EVERY Digital Picture Frame – Working or not!

  • Working digital picture frames are those that power up and have an undamaged screen.
  • Must include undamaged power supply to qualify as working.

Non-working digital picture frames or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working digital picture frame prices above.

GPS Devices

We Get Paid Something For EVERY GPS Device – Working or not!

Manufacturer / Brand: Price

  • Garmin: nüvi® 200, nüvi® 200W, nüvi® 250, nüvi® 250W, nüvi® 270,nüvi® 300,nüvi® 310,nüvi® 350, nüvi® 360, $5.00
  • nüvi® 370, nüvi® 600, nüvi® 610, nüvi® 650, nüvi® 660, nüvi® 670, nüvi® 680, StreetPilot® c310, StreetPilot® c320,
  • StreetPilot® c330, StreetPilot® c340, StreetPilot® c510, StreetPilot® c530, StreetPilot® c550, StreetPilot® c580
  • Tom-Tom: GO 510, GO 910, ONE, ONE XL, GO 300, GO 700 Magellan: 3100, 3140, 4000, 4040, 4050, Crossover GPS

Working GPS devices are those that power up, have an undamaged screen and working GPS. Must include undamaged battery, power supply and charger (if applicable) to qualify as working.

Non-working GPS devices or those with excessive cosmetic damage

will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working GPS device prices above.

Portable DVD Player

We Get Paid Something For EVERY Portable DVD Player – Working or not!

Working portable DVD players are those that power up (must include battery) and all of the following are undamaged:

DVD drive, screen, latches, and are not cracked, ’locked’ or otherwise damaged.

Must include undamaged battery, power supply and charger (if applicable) to qualify as working.

Non-working portabe DVD players or those with excessive cosmetic damage

will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working portable DVD player prices above.

Video Game Console

We Get Paid Something For EVERY Video Game Console – Working or not!

PlayStation 2 ; PlayStation 3; Xbox; Xbox 360; Wii; GameCube

Working video game consoles are those that power up and all of the following are undamaged:

user control interface, CPU, RAM, software kernel, storage medium for games,

video output, audio output, power supply and are not cracked or otherwise damaged.

Must include power supply and charger (if applicable) to qualify as working.

Non-working video game consoles or those with excessive cosmetic damage will be credited at a reduced rate, I.e. 20% of the working video game console prices above.

YES…I have lost my mind…this is a lot of work…but whatever it takes to raise money for the playground is worth the time and effort. THANK YOU for your time and effort with this ongoing project too!!

Let me know if and when you are ready for a pick up!! 502-396-3214

Favorite Links

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  • Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (http://www NULL.crpf NULL.org/)
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  • Henry County Chamber of Commerce (http://www NULL.henrycountykentucky NULL.com/chamber/index NULL.html)
  • ‘I Can’ Disability Community (http://www NULL.icanonline NULL.net/)
  • Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center (http://www NULL.kscirc NULL.org/)
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  • The Mike Utley Foundation (http://www NULL.mikeutley NULL.org/)
  • Ms Wheelchair Kentucky (http://www NULL.mswheelchairkentucky NULL.com/)
  • The Rick Hansen Institute (http://www NULL.rickhansen NULL.com/)
  • The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (http://www NULL.samschmidt NULL.org/)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Association of Kentucky (SCIAK) (http://www NULL.sciak NULL.org/)
  • The Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center (http://www NULL.sci-recovery NULL.org/)
  • Spinal-Cord-Injury-News.com (http://www NULL.spinal-cord-injury-news NULL.com/)
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association (http://www NULL.spinalcord NULL.org/)
  • The Kent Waldrep National Paralysis Foundation (http://www NULL.spinalvictory NULL.org/)
  • U.S. Paralympics (http://www NULL.usparalympics NULL.org/)
  • Superior Van and Mobility (http://www NULL.superiorvan NULL.com/)
  • The Spinal Cord Injury Zone (http://www NULL.thescizone NULL.com/)
  • The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen Program (http://www NULL.wheelinsportsmen NULL.org/wheelin/)
  • Winners On Wheels (http://louisvillewow NULL.tripod NULL.com/)
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Accessible Playground Project

Friends For Michael Accessible Playground

The NEW “ALL ACCESSIBLE” PLAYGROUND has been built in memory of Michael Brent by Friends for Michael. The Friends For Michael Accessible Playground is located at the Henry County Community Park in New Castle, KY.

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About Friends for Michael

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Our mission is to encourage and support research that will help victims overcome their spinal cord injuries as well as providing grants and activities to improve the quality of life for the individuals having this disability, providing educational spinal cord injury awareness and prevention to others and award annual scholarships to students who volunteer their time to the organization.

About Friends For Michael

Friends For Michael was founded in 1997 due to the car accident of 18 yr. old Michael Brent, well known in the community for his academic and athletic talents. In January 2001, FFM set up an endowment with the Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center at the University of Louisville. In 2002 FFM joined with the Kentucky Wheelchair Athletic Association and Derby City NSCIA to form the very first Spinal Cord Injury Association of Kentucky (SCIAK) FFM sponsors several annual events that has brought in several celebrities such as Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum, Miss America Heather French Henry, 2003 Ms. Wheelchair KY Missy Jenkins and 2005 Ms. Wheelchair KY Michelle Bazeley, former UofL Football Coach John L. Smith, former IRL Driver, now team owner, Sam Schmidt, Olympian Medalist Dr. Doug Sharp, and nationally renowned researcher Dr. Scott Whittemore, and more. In May 2004, Michael received UK’s Adelstein Award, given to students with disabilities who are inspirations to others & graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism. . Michael returned in the fall and became staff writer for the Cat’s Pause while he pursued his Masters degree. Michael was just 2 1⁄2 wks away from graduation when he passed away. In 2007 we also made our first donation to the University of Kentucky Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center and set up a scholarship fund through the UofK Disability Service Center.

In honor of Michael, Friends For Michael broke ground on April 17, 2008 for the new “ALL ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND at the new Henry County Recreational and Services Park being built in New Castle, KY. This project is scheduled to open in 2009. Michael is no longer in our physical presence but his faith, courage and determination will continue to inspire many for years to come. His story and memory will not die, but will continue to help us strive towards helping others. It is what Michael would have wanted. Please come be a part of something wonderful happening because of such a terrific young man!

History of Friends For Michael

On July 21, 1997 the lives of many people changed when Michael Brent suffered a spinal cord injury while driving home from working at the Valhalla Golf Club. A hot day on the course caused Michael to black out on his drive home, rolling his car several times. He remembered not being able to feel his arm and hours later was told he was paralyzed from the neck down.

Friends and family surrounded him to lend their support by organizing some fundraisers to help offset expenses of such a catastrophic injury. After a car wash/bake sale raised $1600 and a golf scramble soon followed, Friends for Michael was born!

Throughout the first year, not only did Friends for Michael realize the expenses for Michael, but they also understood the need that many people incur when faced with such a life changing injury.

To name a few of the things that we do:

  • 1999 -incorporated, becoming a 501 ( c ) 3 non profit organization
  • 2001 – joined efforts with Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville
  • Annual fundraisers: Golf Scramble, 5K Run Walk & Wheel
  • Annual poster contest throughout Henry County & Eminence School Districts
  • 2003 – became 1 of 3 founding members of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of KY
  • 2005- Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center names Postdoctoral Fellowship in honor of Friends For Michael
  • Over $200,000 donated to Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville and the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center at University of Kentucky
  • Annual $500 scholarship to local high school student
  • Numerous other grants to spinal cord injury survivors and much more!
  • 2008 – Groundbreaking Ceremony for the All Accessible Playground in Henry County, KY
  • 2010 – Placed the Michael Brent Resource Center in Frazier Rehab Institute
  • 2010 – Grand Opening of the All Accessible Playground

Friends for Michael provides annual activities for disabled children and adults as well. Some of those activities includes A Day at the Races at Churchill Downs, is an activity everyone can enjoy together. Millionaire row seating, presentation of the silver tray to the winning jockey/owner/trainer of the race sponsored by Friends For Michael and the chance to meet and talk with other spinal cord injury survivors makes this a wonderful day…these are just a couple of our fun activities.

Not only has Friends For Michael accomplished much on a local, state, regional and national level, but Michael, himself, was a big part of the inspiration to continue our efforts. Michael went on to continue his college career at the University of Kentucky earning his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2004. He also was awarded UK’s Adelstein Award, given to students with disabilities who are an inspiration to others. He returned to school in the fall of 2004 to pursue his Masters degree and work as a reporter for the “Cat’s Pause”, a weekly print and online publication, about the University of Kentucky sports programs. Michael was also an active member of the Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

On April 17, 2007, only two and a half weeks before time to receive his Master’s degree, Michael suddenly became ill, suffered a perforated ulcer and passed away within hours of the onset, leaving behind a legacy of his own. Just as Michael faced life with a vengeance, he also faced death with it as well.

To keep Michael’s spirit alive, Friends For Michael will continue it’s efforts to help find a cure for spinal cord injury/disease, help others live a quality of life, provide spinal cord injury prevention and awareness, keep the importance of research in the fore front of the public and help others succeed in what they want in life.

Michael’s sudden death, left a void in the lives of many. But his strength, determination and his “never say never” attitude taught us all how to live. From the moment of his accident, Michael did not feel sorry for himself. He worried about those around him and how they were surviving it. His smile was one that people saw for miles and will remember forever. His will to live a full life, no matter what the obstacle, is something we all learned from him. Michael set an example like no other. What he accomplished in 27 years is more than most will accomplish in a full lifetime. Below is a brief history of Michael and his inspiration and determination behind Friends For Michael.

We need your help more than ever now. Michael’s sudden and untimely death reminds us how fragile life is and how important it is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. I ask you to PLEASE consider giving generously to our organization so we can continue to make dreams come true for others.

Come support our efforts to provide a quality of life for others with spinal cord injury/disease as we raise funds for research, grants, scholarships and our all accessible playground. All our events can be found on the Events page.

You can also read about the Michael Brent Resource Room at Frazier Rehab by clicking on www.spinalcordmedicineresources.com (http://www NULL.spinalcordmedicineresources NULL.com/) .

Hope to see you soon!

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