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National Association for Catering and Events Donates $5,000 to Community Options

Press Release .pdf – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- December 20, 2013

National Association for Catering and Events Donates $5,000 to Community Options

Nashville, TN — Last week, the Nashville, TN chapter of The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) donated $5,000 to Community Options’ annual Cupid’s Chase 5K run.

Michael King, the incoming NACE Board President, presented the check to Community Options’ Nashville Executive Director Karen Hensley at NACE’s annual holiday party at Monroe Manor in Nashville.

Cupid’s Chase 5K run will take place in Nashville on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. The race location is at Shelby Park on 1900 Davidson Street. The race will take place in 24 cities across eight states including two other locations in the state of Tennessee; Cookeville and Chattanooga. For more information and to register, visit

The Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events has been a Community Options’ supporter since 2002 through volunteering on our Community Options Business Advisory Council and through supporting our annual Cupid’s Chase event. Their sponsorship for our 2014 Cupid’s Chase event is the largest in their history of support. We would like to thank Don Weidknecht, Amanda Robinson and the NACE Board President Vincent Dreffs for their generous contribution in supporting Nashvillians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


About Community Options For nearly 25 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment programs for people with disabilities. Currently the 8th largest non – profit in New Jersey, Community Options operates with a budget over $96 million and serves thousands of people with disabilities through 38 offices across 8 states. Providing advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities, Community Options believes that all people – regardless of disability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice, and self – determination. A registered PVO with USAID, Community Options is also the pioneer of innovative programs for people with disabilities in the Middle East, Russia, and South America. Please visit our website at