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Vicki Lee Johnson Hired as New Manager of Marketing and Public Affairs

Vicki Lee Johnson has joined as the Manager of Marketing and Public Affairs of the not-for-profit charitable foundation. In this role, Johnson will oversee advocacy efforts and funding opportunities for those with disabilities and their families as they struggle to navigate the system to receive support and services.

“Vicki is a respected professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge,” said Mike Cahill, AWS Foundation’s CEO. “With more than 25 years of experience, she will make an immediate positive impact as we work to move our mission forward and grow the community’s understanding and inclusion of those with disabilities and their families.”

“It’s an honored to be part of such a wonderful organization,” says Johnson. “I’m excited about the opportunity to help the foundation achieve its mission and turn its vision into reality.”

Ms. Johnson was the Vice President, Director of Marketing for Tower Bank prior to their acquisition in 2014. Previously, she was with PHP for more than 20 years. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in creation of brand strategy, new product development and project management.

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AWS Foundation Hosts 5th Annual Tincaps Day Game

Fort Wayne, IN – Cheering on the TinCaps at today’s 12:05 p.m. game will be 676 individuals with disabilities and 253 personal assistants/family members who are accompanying them. The AWS Foundation is hosting this annual event, which for many, is the only opportunity they have to see a TinCaps game.

“Parkview Field is accessible to people of all abilities, making it an ideal venue for individuals with disabilities to enjoy and the TinCaps have been wonderful to work with to identify the best seating arrangements and access to services,” said Lynne Gilmore, Executive Director of the AWS Foundation.

Area service providers AWS, Easter Seals ARC, Byron Health Center, Turnstone, Passages and Pathfinders were invited to send their clients and staff. “Often individuals with disabilities lack the necessary resources to make it easy to attend events and participate in the community,” Gilmore said. “This activity supports the Foundation’s focus on supporting programs that benefit people with disabilities.”

Last year several attendees commented they had only seen baseball stadiums on television and were ecstatic to actually be at a stadium. For them, Parkview Field is their field of dreams!