|St. Louis Blues|
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
St. Louis Blues 14 Fund Supports Center With $4,800 for Speech & Language Program
The St. Louis Blues 14 Fund has awarded Center for Hearing & Speech $4,800 to support the Center’s speech and language program this year through its United Way community outreach program.
“The United Way is proud to partner with the St. Louis Blues in helping people live their best possible lives,” said Rosie Stafford Smith, Individual and Institutional Relationship Manager of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
“Thank you to the Blues 14 Fund for supporting the Center's speech and language therapy program. This award will support children's therapy at our 12 partner locations in St. Louis City and St.Louis County,” said Gina Cato, the Center’s chief speech-language pathologist.
The St. Louis Blues 14 Fund, the charitable trust of the St. Louis Blues, has a mission to positively impact programs and services that improve health and wellness of youth in the St. Louis area. The trust was created in 1998 to honor former Blues player Doug Wickenheiser, No. 14, who passed away in 1999 after a long battle with cancer. Thanks to the commitment of Blues players, alumni, volunteers and fans, the Blues 14 Fund has contributed more than $3 million to the St. Louis community.
St. Louis Blues 14 Fund has donated more than $10,000 to the Center to support its speech and language programs since 2012.
The Center for Hearing & Speech is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that donates $1.75 million in speech-language, school screening and audiology services to residents of metropolitan St. Louis and surrounding communities. It is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and was awarded the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2014 TORCH Award. The award is given to charities and businesses that “demonstrate a commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices,” according to the BBB.