Hoyt Donation 2015

Dick and Rick Hoyt Contribute $15,000 to Venture

Funds Will Support People with Disabilities Across the State

Sturbridge – Venture Community Services, one of the Commonwealth’s leading providers of innovative human services received a $15,000 donation from the Hoyt Foundation.  Hundreds of people with developmental disabilities supported by Venture will now have greater access to the opportunities they deserve thanks to this contribution.

Dick and Rick Hoyt, the famed father-son running team, made the donation to Mike Hyland, Venture President & CEO.  “We are thankful to have the support of The Hoyt Foundation,” said Hyland. “Their continued partnership with our agency speaks to their generosity and their commitment to people living with disabilities

Earlier this year, Venture named and dedicated their new multi-sensory environment to Rick Hoyt.  The room was constructed from funds The Hoyt Foundation donated the previous year.

The Hoyt Foundation, founded by father-and-son team Dick and Rick Hoyt in 1989, helps build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life, including in family and community activities, especially sports, at home, in schools and in the workplace. Dick and Rick have run more than 1,000 road races together all across the world, including 30 Boston Marathons, inspiring countless people to achieve what they previously believed was impossible.

Venture Community Services is committed to providing compassionate, person-centered services that assist individuals and families in reaching their goals. What began as an organization with two small group homes has grown into one of the largest human service providers in Massachusetts, and with almost 700 employees, one of the largest employers in the Sturbridge area. Venture encourages independence through a continuum of support which includes community residential services, day programs, supported employment, transportation, adult foster care, and shared living.

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Dick and Rick Hoyt presented $15,000 to Venture Community Services on behalf The Hoyt Foundation.  The funds will support people with developmental disabilities and ensure they have access to the opportunities they deserve.  Pictured with the Hoyts is Mike Hyland, Venture President & CEO.

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