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Thursday, March 17, 2016

No More Sidelines - 10th Annual Set the Stage Gala Saturday Night!

Imagine a day, when your child asks you "Mom, why don't I have any friends like the rest of my brothers and sister?"

A tough question, which gets tougher because the child asking has autism and cerebral palsy.  This was faced by Cyndi Blair who took that very question to the extreme and decided it was time to do something about that, so she formed No More Sidelines.

No More Sidelines on Facebook

With the beginnings in Muskegon, No More Sidelines has grown to serve kids and families all around the state of Michigan with the commitment to Friendship, Community and Team.  The feeling of being left out has been done away with.  Kids who participate in No More Sidelines have found that encouragement, a sense of belonging and "A chance to feel like I live in a normal world" were some of the thoughts, but to go a little deeper, parents found a reason to cheer for their kids, a way to connect with each other for support in a challenging life situation and most of all...."normal kids" get to see that what looks different on the really not as readily visible when everyone gets to play.

I had a chance to sit down and talk with Cyndi Blair as the preparation for their 10th Annual "Set the Stage" Gala that is happening at the Folkert Community Hub Saturday night.  Take a listen to her thoughts on the first 10 years and where she thinks things are headed in the next 10.  It's a Western theme this year so saddle up get your fancy duds on and mosey on down to the Folkert Community Hub at 640 Seminole Road.  There will be great food from Teddy Spaghetti's, a live and silent auction, games, raffles and prizes!

You can click on the picture of the No More Sidelines Kids below to visit their website and learn a little more.

No More Sidelines Online


  1. What a wonderful organization! Wish it had been around many years ago, but glad it is exists now.

  2. I am glad that I finally got a chance to check out this place. Great views, food is nice. The quality of service at LA event venues was great, and the environment were pretty comfortable. I’ll say I will look forward to visit again.