DDA Night at the Nat: Win Vancouver Canadians Tickets

Comments 37 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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]develop.bc.ca.

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 http://ow.ly/c2vwX

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!

37 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DarcyThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 11:20am PDT

    We donate all of our unused household items.

  2. ShaunaThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 12:58pm PDT

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

  3. Vancouver AirbnbThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 1:24pm PDT

    Would love to see the new stadium

  4. JeffThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 2:05pm PDT

    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. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 2:11pm PDT

    @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. HeatherThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 2:18pm PDT

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

  7. BevThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 4:25pm PDT

    Take me out to the ballgame!

  8. KarlThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 7:29pm PDT

    Love Van Canadians games!

  9. RayThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 8:54pm PDT

    DDA is an absolutely great organisation.

  10. David D.Friday, July 6th, 2012 — 9:23am PDT

    Love the Canadians!

  11. KirstenFriday, July 6th, 2012 — 11:02am PDT

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

  12. ChristineFriday, July 6th, 2012 — 11:40am PDT

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

  13. Tierney milneSunday, July 8th, 2012 — 10:39am PDT

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

  14. NickSunday, July 8th, 2012 — 11:58am PDT

    Would love to win tickets!

  15. Erica SonSunday, July 8th, 2012 — 12:53pm PDT

    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. 🙂

  16. RebeccaSunday, July 8th, 2012 — 3:44pm PDT

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

  17. StephanieSunday, July 8th, 2012 — 7:16pm PDT

    Watching live sports is a lot of fun.

  18. KatherineSunday, July 8th, 2012 — 9:59pm PDT

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

  19. Meg KMonday, July 9th, 2012 — 12:01am PDT

    Such a great cause. Looking forward to the game!

  20. Jessica RozitisMonday, July 9th, 2012 — 10:48am PDT

    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. SanazMonday, July 9th, 2012 — 2:33pm PDT

    I’d love to attend

  22. Ginger Leah GervaisMonday, July 9th, 2012 — 3:09pm PDT

    We donate with the DDA atleast once a month!!

  23. DanielleMonday, July 9th, 2012 — 4:41pm PDT

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

  24. ChrisMonday, July 9th, 2012 — 9:46pm PDT

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

  25. SarahWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 11:18am PDT

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

  26. AbigailWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 7:12pm PDT

    Would be wonderful. Thank you

  27. DebraThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 5:36pm PDT

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

  28. saleemThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:43pm PDT

    amazing prize

  29. aliaThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:43pm PDT

    I hope I win!

  30. BasimaThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:44pm PDT

    this is a wonderful prize. thank you!

  31. HelanThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:44pm PDT

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

  32. bauerThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:48pm PDT

    great prize!

  33. KarenThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 7:10pm PDT

    Double coolness!

  34. AmandaThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 8:02pm PDT

    Pick me! 🙂

  35. VickyFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 10:34am PDT

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

  36. Deya CSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

    Great Cause and we would love to attend the game.

  37. Anibal IbarraSaturday, August 4th, 2012 — 8:58am PDT

    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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