Dedicating the Rick Hoyt Multi-Sensory Experience

December 04, 2015
Posted By: Paige Mador

We are thrilled to announce that our brand-new sensory room is complete! Today we welcomed the legendary father and son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt to our Sturbridge Day Program, where we were proud to dedicate the Rick Hoyt Multi-Sensory Experience. Thanks to a generous grant from the Hoyt Foundation, our incredible new space will be a vital tool in supporting individuals with disabilities.

We were also happy to welcome State Representative Todd Smola and Sturbridge Town Administrator Leon Gaumond at the celebration, as well as board members and many dedicated staff members.

“The sensory room is a great addition to our program,” said Kevin Hughes, Vice President of Day Services at Venture. “This room will allow the people we support to experience their environment in a way that is safe and meaningful to each person that uses it. We are appreciative the generosity of the Hoyt Foundation that has made this possible.”

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. To learn more about Team Hoyt, click here.

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