Providing resources, hope and security to people living with paralysis is the mission of Triumph Foundation in Santa Clarita. The 13-year-old nonprofit organization works to improve the lives of people living with disabilities, with much of its focus on helping victims of Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder, or SCI/D.
Triumph Foundation’s programs serving the spinal cord injury community include supporting those who are newly paralyzed with: “Care Baskets” full of resources; providing grants to obtain necessary equipment, supplies, and services; assisting with home modifications for wheelchair accessibility; leading SCI support groups; and holding adaptive recreational events.
To date, the organization has touched the lives of over 5,000 individuals with disabilities. Triumph has given assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship; performed accessible home remodels; provided wheelchair accessible vehicles to people who did not have the means to purchase one on their own; and handed out thousands of Care Baskets full of resources to newly injured people. Volunteers regularly visit area hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, and San Diego Counties.
Andrew Skinner of Canyon Country launched Triumph Foundation after suffering a spinal cord injury himself and seeing the need for physical support and hope. After years of extensive physical therapy, Andrew felt destined for a mission: to help others who suffered an injury like him. In 2008, he and his wife, Kirsten, founded Triumph Foundation with a simple desire: to bring hope, resources, and mentorship to people who are dealing with paralysis.
Triumph Foundation provides the following programs:
Newly Paralyzed Support
Care Basket Outreach
SCI Support Groups
Grants and Equipment
Keep Moving Forward Grants
Equipment & Supply Exchange
Adaptive Sports & Recreation
The support provided by Triumph is not just for the initial phases, when the injury/disease occurs, but as a lifelong support network. Additionally, the non-profit group is a force within the entire disabled community. Many consider Triumph the go-to organization for people living with mobility impairments throughout Southern California.
Let ‘Em Roll Casino Night
Triumph Foundation is hosting its 7th annual Let ‘em Roll Casino Night at a new location, the Universal Hilton located in Universal City. All proceeds will benefit Triumph Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to minimize the obstacles for children, adults and veterans that suffer a spinal cord injury and other forms of paralysis. Guests will be treated to prime rib dinner, music, dancing and silent auction. They will also receive $500 in chips to play Blackjack, Craps, Roulette or compete in a Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament.Triumph Foundation is hosting its 7th annual Let ‘em Roll Casino Night at a new location, the Universal Hilton located in Universal City. All proceeds will benefit Triumph Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to minimize the obstacles for children, adults and veterans that suffer a spinal cord injury and other forms of paralysis. Guests will be treated to prime rib dinner, music, dancing and silent auction. They will also receive $500 in chips to play Blackjack, Craps, Roulette or compete in a Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament.
“For the last eight years, Triumph Foundation has partnered with people who become paralyzed to assist them with triumphing over the new challenges they face and restoring life,” founder Andrew Skinner said. “The Let’em Roll Casino Night brings the entire community together for a night of fun and celebration of our accomplishments. We make quality of life a reality for people.”
This year, Triumph will be honoring Dr. Ann T. Vasile with the Outstanding Service Award for her work serving the paralysis community. Dr. Vasile is currently medical director of Tustin Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, Paradigm medical director and a partner at Rehabilitation Associates Medical Group. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. She has received numerous honors, including U.S. News and World Report’s Top Doctors and The Best Doctors in America.
Last year, the Let’em Roll Casino Night had more than 350 people in attendance and raised close to $100,000. Needless to say, this is not a typical gala event. It is inspirational, impactful and powerful. Friendships are built, funds are raised and lives are changed.
The fundraiser is open to the public. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased at http://SupportTriumph.org, or checks can be made to Triumph Foundation and mailed to 17186 Hickory Ridge Ct., Santa Clarita, CA 91387.
Event sponsors and silent auction items are needed. For more information, visit www.Triumph-Foundation.org or call Andrew Skinner (661) 803-3700.
WHO: Triumph Foundation
WHAT: 7th annual Let’em Roll Casino Night Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 2017 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
WHERE: Universal Hilton 555 Universal Hollywood Dr. Universal City, CA