Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Dining in the Dark

A Unique Dining Experience

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Wright State University Student Union Apollo Room
Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and artwork sale by We Care Arts
Seating begins at 7 p.m.

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About the Event

Blown out candle with smoke wisps

The Veteran and Military Center and the Office of Disability Services present an exciting and unforgettable event, Dining in the Dark. This unique dinner experience gives guests a first-hand glimpse into the lives of those who are completely blind; a demographic to which approximately 160,000 veterans subscribe.  Creating greater awareness around blindness and the way our veterans navigate their life adjustment to a new environment, participants are served a three course meal while blindfolded. We will provide context and impact to the sensory awareness experience as guests discover the different tastes, smells, and feel of a “blind” meal. During dessert, our keynote speaker Bill Wall, will discuss combat trauma and related injuries for veterans. Mr. Wall recently retired as the head of the Dayton VA Freedom Center.

Keynote Speaker

Bill Wall, LICSW , Lt Col, USAF, Retired
Bill Wall, LICSW , Lt Col, USAF, Retired.
Retired Lt. Col. Bill Wall is a 30-year veteran of the Air Force and Army. Lt. Col. Wall recently retired as the head of the Dayton VA Freedom Center and has extensive knowledge, experience and exposure on the topic of combat trauma and PTSD. An internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and military related clinical traumatology, Wall has trained hundreds in the treatment of traumatic stress. During his Air Force career, he served as the mental health deputy flight commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the chief of behavioral health for Air Force Materiel Command. He was deployed in 2004-2005 as a combat stress team commander for Operation Iraqi Freedom and learned firsthand the dynamics of combat stress and its relation to PTSD. Wall has been the social work ambulatory programs coordinator and manager for the Freedom Center, Dayton VA’s Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom Post Deployment Clinic since 2007. He is a board certified licensed clinical social worker/trauma therapist and serves as clinical director for the Southwest Ohio Critical Incident Stress Team.

Tickets

Tickets are $85 per person and limited to 100 diners.

For additional information or assistance, contact Angela Masten, at (937) 775-5680 or email angela.masten@wright.edu.

Sponsorships

Does your organization want to show its support the Office of Disability Services and the Veteran and Military Center?

Sponsorship Levels

Champion $5,000

  • 12 VIP  Tickets (Private entry into the event, dedicated table escort, drink ticket for each guest)
  • Featured Sponsor presence in event marketing, signage, and social media, live mic speaking opportunity at the event, full page in the event program, giveaway opportunity, promotional signage at event entry.

Advocate $3,000

  • 8 VIP Tickets (Private entry into the event, dedicated table escort, drink ticket for each guest)
  • Logo presence on social media and event promotions, live mic speaking opportunity at event, half page in the event program, giveaway opportunity.

Supporter $2,000

  • 6 VIP Tickets (Private entry into the event, dedicated table escort, drink ticket for each guest)
  • Logo presence on social media and event promotions, live mic recognition at event, quarter page in the event program, giveaway opportunity.

Table Sponsor $1,000

  • 6 VIP Tickets (Private entry into the event, dedicated table escort, drink ticket for each guest)
  • Logo presence on social media and event promotions, live mic recognition at event, logo in the event program.