Courage Center Seeks Applications for Judd Jacobson Memorial Award

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 General News J E 4
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 12 Courage Center, a nonprofitrehabilitation and resource center for people with disabilities, is seekingapplications for its annual Judd Jacobson Memorial Award.

Established in 1992, the Jacobson Award recognizes the pursuit orachievement of a business entrepreneurial endeavor by a person with a physicaldisability or sensory impairment. The award recipient will be honored at anevent in November and receive a $5,000 cash award to advance their businessendeavors.

To be considered for the Jacobson Award, applicants must be 18 years ofage and reside in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa or North or South Dakota.Applicants must also demonstrate entrepreneurial skill, financial need,exceptional personal commitment, and have received little or no publicrecognition for their business endeavor. Applications are available online under the Resources tab. This year's application deadlineis Friday, Sept. 19 2008.

For more information about the Judd Jacobson Memorial Award, contact SueWarner, Communications and Marketing, 763-520-0263 or TTY 763-520-0245.

About the Judd Jacobson Memorial Award

The Judd Jacobson Memorial Award is named for the late Minnesota businessleader who became a quadriplegic as a result of a diving accident. The awardis administered by Courage Center, with funds made possible by Daniel J.Gainey, a lifelong friend of Jacobson.

About Courage Center

Courage Center is a nonprofit rehabilitation and resource center thatadvances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health andindependence. At Courage Center, we specialize in treating brain injury,spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experiencedsince birth. Founded in 1928, Minneapolis-based Courage Center offersadvanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts ofthousands of volunteers and donors. For more information visit

Contact: Sue Warner, Communications ManagerCourage Center, 763-520-0263

SOURCE Courage Center


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