Flying Flags for Charity is a night to honor 8 local non-profits for their tremendous work in the Omaha community. Each charity demonstrates character in their mission, vision and advocacy for their specific sector in the Omaha society. Not only are they bringing awareness but also educating the public about illnesses, health, education, and opportunity for all.
To keep tradition alive, the Omaha Baseball Village at the Old Mattress Factory is privileged to have the original Rosenblatt flagpoles standing year-round on the south end of the property. Each non-profit gets to unveil a team flag and raise it on the Flagpole on Opening Night. This year, the Flying Flags for Charity Event is on Friday, June 15th, from 5pm to 8pm. All are welcome to help us celebrate these 8 amazing charities serving the Omaha community. Come meet them at the Omaha Baseball Village!
This year's charities:
Madonna School and Community-Based Services is an educational organization founded on the Christian principles of the value, worth and dignity of every individual as created by God. Our mission is to serve students and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities to become as independent as possible. Madonna comprises four elements: a school serving mildly to moderately disabled children, a Life Skills Transition Program for mildly to moderately disabled 18-21 year olds, Employment Services for specials needs adults, and Community-Based Services for moderately to severely disabled adults.
Ryan Our Lion
"Without our children, tomorrow wouldn't be worth the wait, and yesterday wouldn't be worth the memory." -Author Unknown
The volunteers behind Ryan Our Lion work tirelessly towards raising the funds necessary to make the cure for Hunter Syndrome a reality. Hunter Syndrome, also referred to as Mucopolysaccharidosis II or MPS II, is a progressively degenerative genetic disease in which a defective chromosome is missing an essential enzyme necessary for breaking down sugars in the body. Currently there is no cure available for those affected by Hunter Syndrome.Team Ryan is determined to stay dedicated to the fight, working together to make a difference to the thousands of people worldwide affected by this life-threatening disease.
Nebraska Humane Society
The Nebraska Humane Society protects, saves and enriches the lives of animals in the communities we serve. We provide education, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership. We offer shelter to animals who have no place to call home and provide vital services to them and to the people who love them. Every year, more than 30,000 animals, including wildlife, find their way to our doors. Through our programs, we touch the lives of more than 200,000 people annually with our message of compassion and humane treatment for all living creatures.
Partnership 4 Kids
Partnership 4 Kids is a goal setting and group mentoring program that builds hope for under-served students and helps them create a foundation for success from kindergarten to careers.
Who we serve: Students who are economically challenged, those who may come from a non-traditional family, who are at-risk, who are struggling with language barriers or who are dealing with disabilities.
When our students complete P4K’s K-10 programs: They can enroll in collaborative college preparatory programs for students in grades 11 and 12.
Bill Steckis Free Baseball Clinic
The Bill Steckis Free Baseball Clinic for Kids has grown into a unique tradition for the youth of the Metro area. Kids have grown up knowing they can count on having an annual free baseball clinic that is conducted by former professional baseball players, head high school coaches, and the Creighton Baseball Team and staff.The clinic not only helps kids learn about the game of baseball, it gives them a solid example that giving back to the community is something that anyone can accomplish. And it's a day for the entire community to join forces and give back to the Metro's kids.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent & treat T1D and its complications
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.
Challenger's Little League
The Mission of Challenger Little League is to provide the opportunity for children from ages 6 to 21 years old with disabilities within the Omaha and surrounding areas to play baseball as a team-player, create new friendships, gain independence, and improve self-esteem. Any child, ages 5 through 21, with any developmental and/or physical disability is eligible to play. (A child must be 6 by July 31 to play.) All players play every game with a “Buddy” system used to assist players if needed. We encourage family members to serve as buddies. All players are covered by Little League accident insurance. Baseball shirts, hats and equipment are provided.
Camp CoHoLo's mission is to serve children between the ages of 6 and 17 who are impacted by cancer or blood disorders. Campers include children undergoing therapy and those who have completed treatment. Camp CoHoLo held its first summer camp, a three-day event, in 1985 for 22 children. CoHoLo is an acronym for Courage, Hope and Love, the guiding principles behind the formation of Camp CoHoLo. From its humble beginnings, Camp CoHoLo now hosts 170 to 190 children each July during two four-day camps.