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Partners for Youth with Disabilities’ Hosts 12th Annual Benefit Event with Emcee Karen Holmes Ward of WCVB Channel 5

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Partners for Youth with Disabilities’ Hosts 12th Annual Benefit Event with Emcee Karen Holmes Ward of WCVB Channel 5

On Thursday, May 18th, 2017 Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD), will hold its 12th annual “Party for PYD” benefit event.

From 6:00PM – 9:00PM, guests will engage in an evening dedicated to raising awareness for PYD’s critical programs and funding efforts featuring emcee Karen Holmes Ward of WCVB Channel 5 Boston. The party will include hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, entertainment by young PYD program performers, and live jazz music by award-winning Berklee College of Music graduates Wayne Pearcy and Noé Socha. Wayne and Noé are both blind and are accomplished musicians working in the field.

The PYD Legends Awards, which pay tribute to extraordinary board members, advisors, mentors, mentees, and supporters of PYD, will be presented to honorees, including Muhammad Ali, Lonnie Ali, and the Muhammad Ali Center; Bill Schawbel; and Melissa M. MacDonnell and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Regina Snowden,

PYD is honored to welcome Donald Lassere, the President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center to accept the honor. Each year PYD’s programs support hundreds of youth with disabilities reach their personal, educational, and career goals through unique mentoring, creative arts, life skills development, and career-readiness programs. Everyone in the Greater Boston community and beyond is invited to the party. Proceeds will go to PYD and the numerous directives aimed at helping youth with disabilities lead more fulfilling lives.

To purchase tickets visit http://www.pyd.org/party-for-pyd.php. Volunteer opportunities exist in the form of mentoring and guest speaking as well as assisting with various PYD programs. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Nicole Malo at nmalo@pyd.org or call 617.556.4075 x 17. PYD is proud to be supported by the United Way. This event is taking place at Ernst & Young | 200 Clarendon Street, 23rd floor | Boston, MA, 02116

PYD Participants, families, & mentors: $50 | Individual tickets: $150 RSVP: Purchase tickets at http://www.pyd.org/party-for-pyd.php or call 617-556-4075 x17