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MARLBOROUGH – Thrive Support & Advocacy, a nonprofit empowering youth and adults with developmental disabilities, is hosting A Prom For All Ages at Polar Park in Worcester on May 27.
The celebration, presented by Murphy Insurance, will bring together 200 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for an evening of food, music and dancing.
Many adults with IDD never had the chance to experience the magic and wonder of this rite-of-passage event. This specially designed prom will accommodate people of all ages, from 18 to well over 80, and provide them a chance to celebrate with friends after more than two years of pandemic restrictions.
“We are excited to organize this event, with the help of our generous sponsors, to give members of the IDD community a chance to experience or re-live prom,” said Sean M. Rose, President & CEO of Thrive Support & Advocacy. “This inclusive and welcoming event is a fun way to help those with IDD experience a special life milestone, reaffirm their important place in the community and have fun.”
The event will be held on the Hanover Deck at Polar Park, home of the Worcester Red Sox, and is supported by a number of local organizations and individuals. Proceeds from the event will support Thrive’s social and recreational programs for youths and adults with IDD in Central Massachusetts and MetroWest.
In addition to Murphy Insurance, sponsors of the event include Blue Water Landscaping & Snow Removal, Definitive Healthcare, Mark Fidrych Foundation, Nordson Corporation Foundation, Phoenix Communication Inc., Sokoloff Foundation and Wegmans Food Markets.
For more information about the event, visit www.icanthrive.org/a-prom-for-all-ages/.
Thrive Support & Advocacy has been empowering youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead active and self-directed lives since 1973. The Marlborough-based nonprofit supports over 500 individuals and families living in 46 eastern and central Massachusetts communities through recreational and social programing for youth and adults, community residences, individual and family supports, and respite care services.