June 1st – 30th: Applebee’s & UCPIE – Wings Fundraiser

2024-06-03T12:08:02-07:00May 20th, 2024|Categories: News/Blog|

We're thrilled to announce our upcoming fundraising event with Applebee's, happening from June 1st to June 30th! It's the perfect opportunity to support the UCP of the Inland Empire while enjoying delicious boneless wings. Here's how it works: Simply place an order using this link. For every order of 10 boneless wings, Applebee's will generously donate 50% back to our organization. Redeem your wings [...]

John Sprogis, UCPIE CEO on “The Desert Chat”

2024-06-03T16:12:17-07:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: News/Blog|

UCPIE CEO, John Sprogis, on the latest episode of The Desert Chat, where he talks about everything you need to know about United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire! From our mission to our programs and the incredible impact we're making in the community, this segment covers it all. Don't miss out on this insightful interview – watch now to learn more about how [...]

Building Connection and Changing Lives: The Impact of UCPIE’s Skill Building Program

2024-04-30T10:32:16-07:00April 30th, 2024|Categories: News/Blog|

In a chance encounter at a local Staples parking lot, John Sprogis, CEO and President of UCPIE (United Cerebral Palsy Inland Empire), crossed paths with Barbara and her daughter, Megan. Little did John know, this encounter would unveil the profound impact of UCPIE's Skill Builders program on families like Barbara's. Barbara, a full-time working parent, was seeking avenues to provide socialization opportunities for her [...]

Nurturing Ourselves: Five Pathways to Self-Care

2024-04-30T10:22:18-07:00April 30th, 2024|Categories: News/Blog|

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, especially amidst the challenges brought on by the pandemic, it's easy to neglect our own well-being. As we navigate Mental Health Awareness and Mother's Day month, it's essential to prioritize self-care, not just for ourselves but for those we care for. Here are five simple yet impactful ways to nurture ourselves: Eating Right: Fueling our [...]

A Heartwarming Moment: Firebirds Hockey Bike Giveaway

2024-04-24T15:46:51-07:00April 24th, 2024|Categories: News/Blog|

Just four weeks into my new role at United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE), I found myself standing before a crowd of 6000 enthusiastic fans at the Firebirds game, alongside two remarkable individuals, Ryan and Andres. It was an unforgettable moment that epitomized the impact we can create when our community comes together. Ryan, at 16, and Andres, at 19, were about [...]

Autism Acceptance Month

2024-04-08T11:56:02-07:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: News/Blog|

Establishing a structured schedule is a vital component of supporting loved ones during Autism Awareness Month Here are five essential tips to ensure a successful and effective schedule: Consistency is Key: Maintaining a consistent daily routine offers stability and predictability, providing comfort to individuals with autism. Aim to keep wake-up times, meals, activities, and bedtime consistent each day. Visual Schedules: Incorporate visual schedules to [...]

Tour de Palm Springs 2024 Recap!

2024-02-20T14:33:31-08:00February 20th, 2024|Categories: News/Blog|

What an amazing expression of UCIPE’s heartfelt mission to build a community dedicated to compassionate, life-changing programs and services for special needs families in the Inland Empire. Hosted by the Tour de Palm Springs, UCPIE’s more than 150 team participant riders and walkers raised approximately $30,000! These critical funds ensure that more children and adults with special needs on our wait list will [...]

Holiday Party 2023

2023-12-18T15:33:27-08:00December 18th, 2023|Categories: News/Blog|

"United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire Spreads Joy at Annual Holiday Party" Rancho Mirage, CA - December 11, 2023 - United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE) hosted its highly anticipated annual Holiday party on December 10, 2023, at the exquisite Rancho Mirage Westin Resort and Hotel. The event brought together families, friends, and supporters for a festive celebration filled with joy [...]

Custom Adaptive Bike Giveaway 2023

2023-12-20T14:43:42-08:00July 20th, 2023|Categories: News/Blog|

UCP of the Inland Empire is thrilled to announce the success of its recent bike fitting event, where a record-breaking 36 custom adaptive bikes were fitted for individuals with disabilities in a single day. These bikes will be custom made over the next 6 weeks for each rider’s abilities and give them an opportunity to meet physical therapy goals in a fun and inclusive [...]

Welcome John Sprogis, President/CEO

2023-06-01T14:18:06-07:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: News/Blog|

Dear Families and Friends, I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. As the new President/CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE), I am honored to address you and express my heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support and commitment to our organization. First and foremost, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the families who have [...]

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