World wheelchair athlete will headline United Way dinner

The United Way of Cache Valley is hosting its seventh annual fundraising dinner on Friday, May 5, at the Riverwoods Conference Center, and Executive Director Doug Stevenson is inviting the public to attend. Themed <a href=”” target=”_blank”>“Reach the Unreachable, Achieve the Unachievable,”</a> Stevenson said the event provides an occasion for nonprofit organizations in the valley to be honored.

The money raised helps them continue to do the work they are doing to improve the way of life for local residents. Stevenson said there will once again be a speaker who is both motivating and inspirational.

“We have Chad Hymas,” he said, “who is a gentleman from Tooele, Utah, who about a dozen years ago was involved in a farming accident and broke his neck and, you know, had to figure out what he was going to do after that point. But he became a World Wheelchair athlete and holds the world record right now for distance for wheelchairs of 513 miles. So, pretty amazing what he’s been able to do. He’s since become a great speaker. He speaks all over the country.”

Stevenson said Hymas is excited about coming to Cache Valley and plans to help raise money for 17 nonprofits, including the Cache Community Food Pantry, CAPSA, The Family Place and Common Ground. Stevenson said both a live auction and a silent auction will also help raise money for the organizations. A highlight of the evening will come when three individuals are honored for the outstanding contributions they have made to the community. The evening’s entertainment will include vocal numbers by Eric Cook of Utah State University.

Tickets for the event are $70/individual or $480 for a table of eight. Registration is available online at

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