Center for Disability Services fundraiser held

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Seven hundred people packed the Pruyn House in Loudonville to raise money for the Center for Disability Services.

Thursday night was the 21st An Aficionado Experience Event. Attendees had the goal to raise $200,000 while enjoying an evening of cigars, fine cuisine and spirits.

The proceeds will go to replace six Center for Disability buses that were lost in a fire in December. In addition, the money will be used to restore a therapy pool at the Manning Boulevard center.

New York Yankee Tommy John was there along with actor Gary Busey.

“Because we have all been disabled in our life at one time or another,” Busey said. “I had a traumatic brain injury in 1988 from a motorcycle accident, and I am here to celebrate the enthusiasm of feeling the enthusiasm of care; the enthusiasm of love.”

Earlier in the day on Thursday, John had the chance to sign autographs for his fans after touring the Center for Disability Services and meeting the kids.

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