Bournelyf Special Camp Seeks Sponsors for Virtual Wine Tasting with Dick Vermeil on Oct. 24

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While much of the services that nonprofits offer have come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bournelyf Special Camp continues to fulfill its mission by providing programming that promotes the development of individuals with mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Bournelyf (pronounced “born-a-leaf”), which has adapted its monthly programs and summer camps for online delivery, will celebrate its 41st year with a private, virtual wine tasting via Zoom with legendary football coach Dick Vermeil.

The public is cordially invited to participate on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5:30-6:30 PM, as 100 percent of the proceeds will support Bournelyf’s community outreach. The West Chester-based nonprofit is currently seeking sponsors for this unique event, which will help raise needed funds for Bournelyf since its annual gala and auction had to be cancelled.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. All sponsorships must be received by Friday, Oct. 2 to ensure delivery in time for the wine tasting. Click here to learn more or contact Executive Director Rick Curth at or 484-885-9263.

Dick Vermeil

Vermeil, an East Fallowfield Township resident, led the Philadelphia Eagles to Super Bowl XV in 1981. He later won Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 as coach of the St. Louis Rams.

Bournelyf Special Camp was founded in 1980 as a service project of the Church of the Loving Shepherd, a congregation welcoming people of all religious backgrounds. Nine years later, the camp was incorporated as a nonprofit, which broadened its programs and expanded its ability to serve the community.

Now, Bournelyf is the only summer day camp of its kind in Chester County. The nonprofit will soon close on purchasing the property that it has rented since its founding.

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