As part of the City of Valparaiso’s recognition of March as Disability Awareness Month, the City and sponsors will host a free presentation by Jason Benetti at 6:00 pm on March 21, 2023, at Ivy Tech Valparaiso, 3100 Ivy Tech Dr. Benetti is a nationally recognized sports play-by-play announcer for the Fox network and the Chicago White Sox. Benetti has cerebral palsy, which impacts his balance and ability to walk, but not his on-air work. He will be sharing an important message on “not judging a book by its cover” and overcoming adversity. Beginning at 5:00 pm, local organizations and service providers will host informational booths.
There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome to attend the event. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of Valparaiso thanks sponsors NIPSCO, HealthLinc, Horizon Bank, Tonn and Blank Construction, Franciscan Alliance, Luke Brands, Lyp Family, Mullet Family Honey, Community Healthcare System – St. Mary Medical Center, and Clifton Family.
Disability Awareness Month is intended to advance education and awareness of disabilities by introducing new ways of sharing information and support. To learn more about the City of Valparaiso’s March activities to recognize Disability Awareness Month, visit tinyurl.com/ValpoDAI for a look at the complete calendar and an Ally Toolkit to enhance education and awareness of disabilities.