Our latest edition of The OI and The Arc Buzz Newsletter is here! Check out the newsletter to learn about the kinds of things the two partner agencies have been up to. You can also see the difference your generous donations are making in the lives of the people we support.
We are proud to announce our OI Inclusive 5k, a road race to celebrate people of all abilities. The run is slated to happen on Saturday, March 28 at Oswego Industries Campus.
Tickets are $35, and include a free event t-shirt. We will be awarding finisher medals to all runners.
Online registration is now open. If you’d prefer to mail in a paper registration, print off our paper form.
WHAT: 5k run to celebrate people of all abilities
WHERE: Oswego Industries Campus
7 Morrill Place, Fulton, NY 13069
WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2020. Registration opens at 9AM, and the race begins at 10AM.
WHY: All proceeds will benefit Oswego Industries in its efforts to provide comprehensive community supports for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Oswego Industries’ annual OI Golf Tournament is a captain and crew tournament which includes our signature “disability hole” where team members attempt to tee-off with a simulated disability.
Team fees include 18 holes of golf with the use of a cart, snacks and refreshments, light breakfast at registration, clam bake dinner, awards, on-course prizes, and more!
We are grateful to announce we have received $2,500 in funding for Program from Romano Auto Dealers as part of their Holiday Hope Project. Thank you, Romano!
Read more about this incredible donation on iHeartOswego.
OI Wear, which is the apparel division of Oswego Industries, has recently launched OI-Wear.com to sell belts and other items to the general public.
Why support OI Wear?
All proceeds from the sales of OI Wear products go back to the programs and services we provide to people with disabilities.
On top of being ethically and locally produced, our BioThane® Belts are long lasting, waterproof and resist damage from abrasions. The Web Belts offer infinite adjustability and sporty styling.
You can also purchase OI Wear products at area retailers in the Fulton and Oswego area. Find a participating retailer.
The Chili Chase 5k that had been slated to happen Oct. 19 has been cancelled and will be replaced by the All Abilities 5k.
The new event has been tentatively scheduled for March 28 during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
Stay tuned for more information as race day comes closer!
Our events are a success because of the many community members who volunteer their time to help out. The Chili Chase 5k needs your support!
We are looking for race day volunteers who are willing to setup and operate water stations, assist in directing traffic, or simply help out at the finish line.
If you’d rather be a part of our event as a runner or chili taster, refer to our Chili Chase 5k Announcement.
The third annual Chili Chase 5k will be held Saturday, October 19 at the Oswego Industries Campus.
After the 5k, we will be hosting a Chili Cook-Off featuring local restaurants accompanied by live music from local bands.
For those who want to register for the Fun Run (FREE) or the Chili Tasting portion ($15) without participating in the 5k, print and complete our registration form and return to Oswego Industries.
What: Chili Chase 5k and Chili Cook-Off
Where: Oswego Industries Campus at 7 Morrill Place, Fulton NY
When: Saturday, October 19. Race day sign-in opens at 8:30 AM; 5k begins at 9:30.
Cost: $30 pre-registration; $40 day-of
All proceeds will help Oswego Industries, Inc. continue to provide services for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Our sister agency, The Arc of Oswego County, is hosting a FREE community Shred Day on Saturday, September 14th from 9AM to noon. Bring as much as a banker’s box full of records for safe and confidential disposal. Done in partnership with Proshred Security.
What: FREE Community Shred Day
Where: Oswego Industries Campus at 7 Morrill Place, Fulton (across from the former Bird’s Eye plant)
When: Saturday, September 14 from 9AM to noon