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DDA Night at the Nat: Win Vancouver Canadians Tickets

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 — 11:09am PDT
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The Developmental Disabilities Association is sponsoring their 5th annual Vancouver Canadians game this summer. The Canadians, known for their community promotions and support of local non-profits are a great partner for the DDA, which is dedicated to raising funds and awareness in support of children and adults with a developmental disability.

A Day at the DDA A Day at the DDA

“In 1952, twelve parents of children with developmental disabilities came together to work towards integrating their children into public schools. By the 1990’s, that parent group, called the Vancouver-Richmond Association for Mentally Handicapped People, had become Canada’s largest charitable society of its kind west of Toronto. In 1998, recognizing changes in society, the wishes of its members, and its expanded role in the community, the Association changed its name; it is now the Developmental Disabilities Association…” [more history…]

DDA’s Night at the Nat will take place Wednesday, July 25, 2012 when the team takes on the Everett Aquasox. Tickets are just $12.50 and proceeds will suppose their work in the community. You can purchase tickets on-site with a cheque made out to the Developmental Disabilities Trust to make a direct donation or email jsmith[at]

A Day at the DDA

Donation bins will also be parked outside Nat Bailey Stadium. Through recycling items received in these bins (which can be found all around Metro Vancouver) the DDA is able to continue funding programs and services.

How to recycle with DDA:

  • Bins: Drop clothing, bottles, and more items in bins as-marked.
  • Pick-up: Have household items picked up (toys, games, dishes, records, stationary etc.)
  • Drop-off: Donate anything from couches to tools at the Donation Station at 2643 No. 5 Road in Richmond.

The DDA is a cause close to my heart and they were kind enough to give me a tour of some of their facilities a few years ago. They have graciously offered up a pair of tickets to their special evening at the ballpark — here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win @VanCanadians tickets for @DDA604’s Night at the Nat from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:00pm. Update The winner is Katherine Erica Son!

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  1. Darcy says:

    We donate all of our unused household items.

  2. Shauna says:

    I support this cause and would love to win the tickets.

  3. Would love to see the new stadium

  4. Jeff says:

    I’m curious is there any specific items that they are looking for in way of donations? I know there are some thing that can be recycled and other things that can not.

  5. @Jeff Here’s a list of acceptable items for the bins: Clothes (men, women, and children’s), accessories (ties, hats, belts), table linens, sleeping bags, towels, bathing suits and undergarments. Follow the link to see other items they can accept (and won’t accept).

  6. Heather says:

    I would love to take a friend to enjoy a game! Thanks Rebecca for the contest!

  7. Bev says:

    Take me out to the ballgame!

  8. Karl says:

    Love Van Canadians games!

  9. Ray says:

    DDA is an absolutely great organisation.

  10. David D. says:

    Love the Canadians!

  11. Kirsten says:

    Supporting the DDA is a great way to get me out to a ball game!

  12. Christine says:

    I’ve never been to a Canadians game and would love to go!

  13. Tierney milne says:

    I support this wonderful cause and would love to win tickets.

  14. Nick says:

    Would love to win tickets!

  15. Erica Son says:

    It is great that DDA is promoting donation of unused household items. I usually donate my unused clothes and other items to Big Brothers but for this time, I will donate to DDA. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Rebecca says:

    I’ve never been to a baseball game and I’d really like to go!

  17. Stephanie says:

    Watching live sports is a lot of fun.

  18. Katherine says:

    I donate to DDA and am more than a fan of Nat Bailey and the Canadians… Win! Win! Win!

  19. Meg K says:

    Such a great cause. Looking forward to the game!

  20. Jessica Rozitis says:

    LOVE DDA! My Grandmother founded it in 1952, so this charity is very close to my heart to, Rebecca. Thanks for bringing awareness to your readers.

  21. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to attend

  22. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    We donate with the DDA atleast once a month!!

  23. Danielle says:

    DDA is a great organization and I heart baseball!!!

  24. Chris says:

    DDA is A-OK! And I loves me some baseball.

  25. Sarah says:

    I support the DDA and would love to attend the game!

  26. Abigail says:

    Would be wonderful. Thank you

  27. Debra says:

    Nice to hear about this pair up between DDA and Nat Bailey!

  28. saleem says:

    amazing prize

  29. alia says:

    I hope I win!

  30. Basima says:

    this is a wonderful prize. thank you!

  31. Helan says:

    I have never been to a Canadian game! I would love to go (:

  32. bauer says:

    great prize!

  33. Karen says:

    Double coolness!

  34. Amanda says:

    Pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Vicky says:

    My first time ever! I love to see the game!

  36. Deya C says:

    Great Cause and we would love to attend the game.

  37. I always drop my bottles in these bins. They need to put one in Maple Ridge. The one in Mission was taken down so gotta go to Port Coquitlam each time.

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