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Honoree Nominations for the 6th Annual Blind and Visually Impaired Awareness Night w/ The Trenton Thunder

{phocadownload view=file|id=36|target=s}The 6th Annual – “Covering the Bases”  a/k/a “The Trenton Thunder’s Blind and Visually Impaired Awareness Night” will be held on the evening of  Friday, July  29th, 2011, at Waterfront Park in  Trenton, NJ.

The purpose of “Covering the Bases”  is to promote full community inclusion and awareness of the potential and achievements of  individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Last year, over 400 CBVI consumers came out to enjoy the evening’s festivities with their families and friends.

Each year, during a pre-game ceremony on the ball field,  CBVI and  The NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center recognize the achievements  of   outstanding NJ residents who are blind or visually impaired before a large cheering crowd of baseball fans.

Again this year we are seeking your help in making this a memorable occasion.


 Do you know an individual who is blind or visually impaired (any age) who has done any or all of the following?

 1. Has demonstrated outstanding or noteworthy commitment to the successful achievement of their personal life goals (i.e.,   educational, career, employment, artistic, athletic,  independent living, etc.)

 2. Has contributed to their community by volunteering, mentoring, or performing other good works

 3. Has established a legacy of advocacy that you believe  contributed to improving  the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired

 If you do, please complete the attached nomination form and send it to:


Pamela Gaston


P.O. Box 47017,

Newark, NJ 07101 

Or by e-mail to:

Or by fax to: 973-648-2043 (Attn: P. Gaston)


The completed nominations must be received by or before Friday, May 27th , 2011.

Incomplete nominations or nominations received after the deadline cannot  be considered.


Note: Individuals who are blind or visually impaired may also nominate themselves.


Thanks for your assistance.






Pamela L. Gaston

Department of Human Services

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

153 Halsey St. 6th. Flr.

P.O. Box 47017

Newark, NJ 07101


Office: (973) 648-6149

Cell:    (973) 900-2564

Fax:    (973) 648-2043



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