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2019 A LIFE LIKE YOURS Cornhole Tournament, Craft Beer & BBQ

The 2019 A LIFE LIKE YOURS cornhole tournament is on October 12 from 3:00pm – 6:30pm. It will be located at Southern Range Brewing Co, 151 S. Stewart St., Monroe NC.

Join us for Family, Friends & Fellowship, featuring the 3rd Annual A LIFE LIKE YOURS Cornhole Tournament benefitting The Arc of Union/Cabarrus and it's First in Families of the Southern Piedmont program!  Presented by Southern Range Brewing Co., Jon G's BBQ, and Spivey Insurance Group. Tournament will start with a round-robin format of timed games; winners then proceed to single-elimination brackets. Every team guaranteed multiple games. Members of overall winning team each win a YETI Cooler! 

Entry is $40 per player/$80 per team.  Players under 18 must have parent/guardian permission. Register online at Day-of registrations also accepted.

If you're not a cornhole player, you can still support The Arc by coming out to enjoy some Southern Range Brewing Co. crafts and Jon G's BBQ!  Both will be donating a portion of their proceeds during the event to support The Arc's mission.

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Camp Spencer Day Camp 2019

Camp Spencer Day Camp, a 40+ year tradition in Concord, NC, is coming up on July 1st - 5th, 2019. Designed for older teens (age 16+) and adults with intellectual & developmental disabilties, this week-long day camp is filled with swimming, crafts, games, movies, dancing, and a talent show!

Camp runs each day from 9:00am - 2:00pm and includes lunch and snacks. Support staff & group home staff are welcome.  The registration fee for campers is $35, but scholarships are available on an as-needed basis.  Bus transportation from 2 pick-up locations is available at no additional charge, or families/staff can provide their own transportation to and from camp.

Camp Spencer is 98% staffed by volunteers. Please contact us if you would like to be a part of this fun, rewarding program!  

REGISTRATIONS DUE BY JUNE 25TH. Mail your completed registration form, health form, and a $35 check to: The Arc of Union/Cabarrus, 1653-C Campus Park Drive, Monroe NC 28112

Questions?  Contact Melanie Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-261-1550 x 207.



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Wings for Autism 2017

The Arc of Union/Cabarrus County in partnership with Delta, The Arc of Mecklenburg County and The Autism Society of Mecklenburg County held their first annual Wings for Autism event on Saturday, April 1st at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Please click the read more button to see the WCNC news story that highlights the event. Special thanks to Larry Sprinkle, for headlining Wings for Autism 2017!

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Back to School with The Arc!

Welcome to the 1st Installment of our new "Alphabet Soup" series, where we will help you make sense of all the acronyms used in our world!  In this post, we'll tackle some of the most common acronyms used in education, like IEP, FAPE and IDEA.  Check back next month for our 2nd "Alphabet Soup" installment, all about Social Security benefits.