CCS supports New Advances for People with Disabilities in hopes of ‘making a difference daily’

October 15, 2014 | 11:01 am


New Advances for People with Disabilities (NAPD) is a local nonprofit that provides critical services to some of the most vulnerable residents in Kern County.

In fact, for more than 35 years, NAPD has provided a safe and nurturing environment for more than 500 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities every single day. The organization offers programs, advocacy and skills that empower those who benefit from these services to live more productive, rewarding and independent lives.

And for the past 20 years, New Advances for People with Disabilities has hosted an annual golf tournament to make sure these services continue to be provided to these people in need. The Bakersfield personal injury law firm Chain | Cohn | Stiles is proud to be able to help keep these services alive by serving as a sponsor and supporter of this tournament and fundraiser.

The 20th annual golf tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 17, at Buena Vista Golf Course near Taft. Tee off is at noon, with a shotgun start. Raffles and tickets drawings will be featured, as well as other prizes and packages. A steak dinner will follow the tournament, which costs $20 for dinner only. For $125 per person, you’ll get a round of golf, cart, beverages, lunch, dinner and door prizes.

All gifts are tax deductible, and all proceeds benefit New Advances for People with Disabilities. To join CCS in getting involved, call 661-395-1361.

“Fundraising aids our ability to provide innovative day programs, transportation, and many other supportive services for over 500 disabled clients,” according to NAPD.

Additionally, the golf tournament serves as the “Walter H. Cochneuer Memorial,” which honors the founder of New Advances for People with Disabilities. Cochneuer died in September 2010, and “left an incredible legacy that continues ‘making a difference daily’ in the lives of our clients,” according to the nonprofit. “Making a Difference Daily” is the motto of NAPD.

“He was a visionary and pioneer in the human service industry,” the NAPD website states. “His dedication to NAPD and its clients was extraordinary.  He accomplished his dream.”

Besides standing behind injured victims, Chain | Cohn | Stiles, since it was founded in 1934, has been a supporter of programs and services that benefit our Kern County community through donations, community services and advocacy. To learn more about the firm’s community work, visit the Community web page here.

For more information on NAPD, call 661-327-8531 or visit the web page here.