Video Series – The Ben Effect

Posted on 06-15-2016

We can’t stop watching.  We just love these people so much, and we know you will too!  

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Video Series – The Ben Event

Posted on 05-07-2016

What started out as just an idea for a 5K has grown into so much more!  Check out part 2 of our video series for a glimpse of what makes the Ben Event!  

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We’d like to introduce you to Matt

Posted on 05-06-2016

Thanks for making our day brighter, Matt!  

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A little update

Posted on 04-28-2016

Have you ever wondered how our awesome award recipients are notified about being selected?  Well here’s a little sneak peek…        

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted on 02-14-2016

We would like to share something special with you on this day that we celebrate “love.” We are, after all, a foundation that has a message of love deeply woven into the fabric of it’s existence. From the heart shaped “B” in our logo to our “never meet a stranger” tag line, love is at […]

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What Makes The Ben Event Successful?

Posted on 07-06-2015

VOLUNTEERS….Lots of Them!!!! The Ben Event takes place because of people….VOLUNTEERS who want to take part and make a difference for young people with intellectual disabilities.  We could use your help for The Ben Event 2015!  Please consider giving us 2-3 hours of your time and come out and join us. You can register on […]

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2015 Firecracker 500 Winner

Posted on 07-04-2015

Congratulations to Michelle and her children for winning the 2015 Firecracker 500! Join us in on July 18, just 2 weeks from today for the Bear Swamp Derby! Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are awarded at the Derby. Photo courtesy of Dale Eck.

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Firecracker 500 happening July 4th at Macungie Park!

Posted on 07-03-2015

Join us Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Macungie Park for Macungie’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.  Enjoy a bicycle parade beginning at 10:00AM, the 9th Annual Duck Race at 11:00AM followed by the Firecracker 500 (sponsored by the Ben Yorgey Foundation).  Bring your own matchbox/hot wheels car to enter or purchase one at the […]

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Our dreams are becoming reality!

Posted on 06-26-2015

  Hey guys, guess what!  The pictures that you’re looking at here are a super big deal.  The pieces of paper in their hands are  –  wait for it –  their first paychecks from Ben’s Special Ventures!!!  We couldn’t be more excited for them, and as you can tell, they’re pretty pumped put too!  This […]

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The Morning Call

Posted on 06-20-2015

You might see some familiar names if you look in the paper this morning!  The Morning Call is running our ad today!  (6/20/15)  

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Runners! On your mark! Get set! GO!!!!

Posted on 06-18-2015

Runners…….. 1 month from today, July 18, the 6th Annual “Hey I Know You 5K” will take place!  Run for a good cause, be part of helping area young people with intellectual disabilities! Want to improve your time, top area runners have said that the “Hey I Know You” course is one of the fastest, […]

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Pssst….we’ve got some exciting news

Posted on 06-05-2015

We’re extremely excited to announce that the Lehigh Valley Phantoms mascot Melvin will be joining us for appearances at the 2015 Ben Event!  Along with MeLVin, you’ll also have the chance to win a player autographed hockey stick from the Phantoms inaugural season in Ben’s Super Raffle.  We know what you’re thinking and we agree […]

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Calling All Volunteers!!!

Posted on 06-01-2015

The 6th Annual Ben Event promises to be even bigger and better. Our Fun Walk will again kick off our Friday evening activities in the bandshell. Troy Hein will be in attendance Friday evening with the Special Olympics Softball Game beginning at 6pm.  Fun Walk participants will parade around the park and lead us into […]

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Parkland Award Recipients Wrap-Up!

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Here is a quick recap of our Parkland Ben Yorgey Memorial Award Recipients – Connor McNamara, Christopher Hirschel, & Kyle Camaioni! Tomorrow we will start highlighting the student award recipients from Carbon Career Technical Institute! Stay Tuned!  

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4th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament

Posted on 04-15-2015

Calling all sportsman! The 4th annual clay shooting presented by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Macungie office is coming up at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays. Monday, May 11th is a day that you don’t want to miss. Whether you want to participate in the shoot yourself or if you’d like to help sponsor it, we’ve got […]

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Volunteer Registration!

Posted on 04-13-2015

The countdown has begun!  The days are flying by and our 6th Ben Event is coming quick!  As you know, it takes an amazing team of volunteers to make an event like this happen.  If you would like to join our incredible team, you can sign up to be a volunteer right here!  If you […]

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