Schmidt Kramer was honored to have the opportunity to sponsor the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Pennsylvania’s 2015-2016 Expressions Contest for the 16th year.
Schmidt Kramer attorneys were recently on-site to present prizes to the contest winners who submitted original writings or pictures on the topic of life without limits for people of all abilities. The goal of contest is to encourage local students to think about the potential barriers that exist between people with and without disabilities, as well as the power of a positive attitude in breaking down those barriers.
The contest was open to students in grades three through 12 who were members of a civic group or similar organization and who lived in Cumberland, Dauphin, Northern York or Perry Counties. Students could write an essay, short story or piece of poetry. They could also submit a photograph, drawing or painting.
Students were divided into different groups, including third and fourth-graders, fifth and sixth-graders, seventh and eighth-graders, and ninth through 12th-graders. The winners received cash prizes for first, second and third place within their group. This year, there were two first place winners for writing in the third and fourth-grade group.
Schmidt Kramer congratulates all of this year’s winners for their thoughtful submissions!
Schmidt Kramer has been a staunch advocate of UCP of Central Pennsylvania’s mission and vision for more than 20 years, including supporting a number of the organization’s fundraising efforts. The firm is also a main event sponsor for the 30th annual UCP/Schmidt Kramer golf tournament to be held on Aug. 1. This year’s tournament will be hosted by Scott Cooper, former Philadelphia Eagles football player Jon Ritchie, and attorneys Chuck Schmidt and Gerry Kramer.