Kudos! – June 15, 2012

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Girl Scouts win grant for local programs

Girl Scouts of Colorado received $2,500 from USAA Foundation for support of programs in El Paso County. The grant will help Girl Scouts of Colorado deliver leadership programs to nearly 3,400 girls and 1,200 adult volunteers in El Paso County, many from military families. Funding from the USAA Foundation supports troops, community outreach programs and events.

Ronald McDonald House celebrates 20th anniversary with a special guest

Elizabeth Bailey and her family were guests of honor at the pre-tourney at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame June 7. She is among the more than 8,000 families who have called the Ronald McDonald House, 311 N. Logan, home-away-from-home. Elizabeth is 7 and has been paralyzed from the neck down on three separate occasions, forcing her to relearn to walk and speak — the effects of an inoperable brain tumor on her brain stem.

Her story was featured in April before a world-wide audience of 20,000 and the Bailey’s became, in a sense, the face of the Ronald McDonald House Charities worldwide.

Elizabeth gifted original artwork to the Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Hospital, ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Texas Roadhouse as an expression of thanks to be auctioned.

Performance Mobility recognized for exceptional customer satisfaction

Performance Mobility was awarded the “Customer 1st Award” from the Braun Corporation, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lift systems.

The award recipients were selected based on 2011 customer survey results.

Performance Mobility has served the disability community of Colorado Springs for the past six years. The dealership team is involved in disability-related organizations throughout the area, including Craig Hospital, Mountain States Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America, Penrose Hospital Driving Program Post Polio Support Groups, Veterans Administration, local and national Multiple Sclerosis support groups and the ALS Foundation.