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Special Olympics Update
BY Laurie Menekou
March 11, 2014
On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. our very own Victory Living athletes will compete at the Special Olympics Florida, Broward County Summer Games at Coral Springs High School. Spectators are welcome to attend to cheer on athletes who will compete in volleyball, bocce, tennis, soccer and track and field....

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March 2014 Client of the Month
BY Laurie Menekou
March 11, 2014
Steven Toloza has been a participant of Victory Living Programs’ Adult Day Training Program for more than two years. An affectionate young man who enjoys family life with his mom, dad and siblings, Steven has been selected as March’s client of the month for his dedication to volunteering at Margate Elementary School, a volunteer...

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Victory Living Staff Member Receives Nomination for Leadership Award
BY Laurie Menekou
March 11, 2014
When Executive Director Bobbi Wigand first encountered Kerri Leonardo, she was a Special Olympics athlete still attending Coral Springs High School.  Bobbi watched as Kerri grew and eventually became a member of the Athlete Leadership Council, where she serves as a mentor to other Special Olympics athletes.  Bobbi was always...

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Victory Living featured in the Sun Sentinel Society Section
BY Sun Sentinel
March 05, 2014
"Victory Living Programs to host evening of burgers, tropical fun" 3:34 PM EST, March 4, 2014 Victory Living Programs will host its annual "Cheeseburger in Paradise" event March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. Funds raised will benefit the nonprofit organization, which provides supported...

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You're Invited to Victory Living Programs' Annual Cheeseburger in Paradise Event
BY Laurie Menekou
March 05, 2014
Does attending an event with the best burgers in town sound like fun? Victory Living Programs’ Cheeseburger in Paradise event is one of Fort Lauderdale’s most anticipated fundraisers of the year offering a casual, fun island theme setting, great burgers, music and more! Funds raised at the annual Cheeseburger in Paradise...

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Special Olympics News
BY Bobbi Wigand
February 12, 2014
Volleyball: The Victory Living Aces Volleyball team attended a “Meet and Greet” training session, along with the other members of Team Florida, on January 24-26th in Clermont, Florida. As part of Team Florida, we are proud that our Aces will represent the state of Florida at the Special Olympics National Games in New Jersey in...

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Let's Go Sharks!
BY Bobbi Wigand
February 12, 2014
The women’s and men’s basketball teams at Nova Southeastern University have a new cheering section thanks to the clients of Victory Living Programs. “Nova has not only been a long time supporter of Victory Living Programs, but of all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Bobbi Wigand,...

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In Loving Memory: S. Russo
BY Laurie Menekou
February 12, 2014
In Loving Memory of Stephanie Russo (1974-2014) Born in Bronx, New York to Camille and Danny Russo, Stephanie is survived by her brother David, sister Kristina and a large extended family. One of the pioneer participants in Victory Living Programs’ Adult Day Training Program, Stephanie excelled as a master craftsperson, able to...

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Winner's Circle
BY Bobbi Wigand
February 12, 2014
Darrell Bryant , a member of Victory Living’s Supported Employment and Supported Living Programs, was awarded a certificate of special recognition.  A courtesy clerk at Winn Dixie, Darrell received numerous customer compliments, prompting management to present him with this special recognition. “Darrell is a friendly guy,...

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February 2014 Client of the Month
BY Bobbi Wigand
February 12, 2014
A native of Salisbury, North Carolina, David’s loving parents never expected him to live an independent life due to his disability.  Today, nearly 10 years after his parents passing, David is living out his dream of independence. In 1997 David and his great friend Michael purchased a condominium. Together, with the assistance...

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