2018 Bob Rose Golf Scramble - Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. - Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club

Believe it or not, the 2018 Bob Rose Golf Scramble is coming soon. This year's event is set for Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club. Please note that the scramble begins 30 minutes earlier than previous years, at 12:30 p.m. We have kept sponsorship levels and foursome/individual golfer entry fees level from previous events.

Bob Rose Golf Scramble

With all the publicity that The Arc's biggest fundraiser will be getting from Entercom, SKY Radio 97.3 FM and our celebrity namesake, Bob Rose, l suggest you click on the orange button below to access the brochure for the 2018 Bob Rose Golf Scramble and to learn how you can purchase sponsorship or foursomes.

Golfers and volunteers will once again enjoy lunch from David's BBQ, a cookout dinner from Loosey's, music from Mr. October DJ, and a Live Auction of cool prizes after the scramble concludes. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place foursomes. We also will hand out sweet prizes to the winners of the longest drive, longest putt, and closest to the pin winners. The gorgeous and devilishly tricky No. 8 Hole at Haile will once again serve as our Hole-In-One Hole where you can get your photo taken with host Bob Rose, and where you can try your skill at winning a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle from our good friends at Gainesville Harley-Davidson with a hole-in-one.

Remember, this event will be limited to 100 golfers and the field is typically sold out within a month or so, so get your tickets and sponsorships today. We also need non-playing sponsors and volunteers for this year's event. You can contact Dr. Mark A. Johnson at 352-246-3516 or mjohnson@arcalachua.org for more information on the scramble, or to pay for your sponsorship with credit card. Click on the button below to go to the 2018 Bob Rose Golf Scramble event page and to see the official brochure for the event. Like every Bob Rose Golf Scramble, there will be plenty of food, plenty to drink, a lot of prizes, and great golf with your friends. So take the afternoon off on Friday, April 13, 2018 and tee off at 12:30 p.m. at Haile to help raise money for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Arc Gala IV: Bowden & Bowties Garners Great Publicity

Gala IV Poster

As we bask in the afterglow of another successful event, 'Arc Gala IV: Bowden & Bowties,' The Arc of Alachua County's unprecedented run of great publicity continues. WCJB TV20 ran a fabulous story on the Gala on Saturday night's 11 p.m. broadcast. Coach Bowden and Mark A.Swain are interviewed on camera. You can scope out the story on WCJB.com by clicking on this link: http://www.wcjb.com/content/news/Bowden-and-bowties-468237253.html.

TV20 reporter Landon Harris' package was the second or third story on the 11 p.m. broadcast of Saturday, January 6, 2018, and really served our organization well in terms of highlighting our event, our mission, our leadership and our clients.

Thanks again to everyone who made the event possible. Events like the Gala require extraordinary teamwork and committed partnerships. The Arc is lucky to benefit from both. A very special thanks to Coach Bowden, who was simply a joy and pleasure to work with and to be around. He is a real treasure; a kind and gracious soul. And, of course, thanks to Dos Mamas Catering, Robert Fetterman, Alora Haynes and the great staff at SFC's Fine Arts Hall and Fine Arts Department, my good friend Terry Vaughan, who assisted me in getting the word out about the event and securing my contacts with 'Nole Nation, and to our fabulous orchestra of Aaron Colverson, Tony Canty, Dr. Thomas Royal, Dave Hutchings and Rob Rothschild. Thanks to Kumari Sherreitt for taking event photos (I will need a couple of weeks to process them and get them out to guests). And thanks to my lovely wife Jackie who assisted with the preparations for the event, and put up with my pre-event insanity.

And I want to personally thank our event sponsors, Florida Food Service, Tom & Joan Rothrock, The Chini Family & CDCI, ABA Associates, and Willis Towers Watson. As always, I am humbled by your support and generosity.

Way to go, Arc of Alachua County!

Local Action Makes A World of Difference

The Arc Executive Direct, Mark Swain

This century will bear witness to the biggest historical changes for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). We are now just beginning to see the real capabilities of people with I/DD as they impact the arts, public service, the workplace, politics and culture. We see folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities playing larger, more influential roles in our families and communities. People with I/DD are on the move, developing more meaningful roles by demonstrating a strong ability to make positive and enriching contributions to our society. We’re witnessing history!

Help make a ‘world’ of difference by supporting ‘local’ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Achieve with us. Support the Arc of Alachua County.

The Arc of Alachua County – serving folks locally for over 50 years.

The Arc of Alachua County’s LiveScan Fingerprinting, Screening & Photo Capture Service is Open For Business!

The Arc of Alachua County offers LiveScan digital fingerprinting services, screening and photo capture services, each workweek, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you need fingerprinting done fast, local, and at a reasonable cost, please call The Arc at 352-334-4060 ext. 106, or simply ‘walk-in’ during regular business hours and we will accommodate your requests for fingerprinting, photo capture and screenings.

All requirements met for

  • Agency for Healthcare Information (AHCA)
  • The Department of Children & Families (DCF)
  • The Clearing House for AHCA
  • Volunteer & Employee Background Service (VECHS)
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
  • Local School System
  • and more...

For more information about The Arc's LiveScan service, click on the LEARN MORE button below.

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The Arc of Alachua County in Words & Music:

‘Celebrating Ability – Creating Opportunity’

The Arc Singers

You may not know it yet, but The Arc of Alachua County has its own audio brand, or jingle. The Arc jingle debuted at Arc Gala III and was sung by none other than our own Arc Drama Troupe under the direction of Arc staffers Travis Couillette and Karen Madden.

Emphasizing The Arc’s creed of ‘Celebrating Ability & Creating Opportunity,’ our more theatrically-inclined clients brought audience members to their feet at the Gala with the jingle that truly epitomizes our desire to see all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities become fully integrated into our community.

We hope that our jingle ‘rings true’ with the folks in the community and becomes associated with our mission, our clients, and our brand. Together, all of us are helping to ‘Celebrate Ability & Create Opportunity’ for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Celebrating Ability... Creating Opportunity


The Arc of Alachua County is a community based organization committed to providing a continuum of exemplary services, supports, and advocacy to assure that people with developmental disabilities can enjoy respect and dignity and be full participants in the community.

Who Is The Arc?

The Arc of Alachua County is a community based organization committed to providing a continuum of exemplary services, supports, and advocacy to assure that people with developmental disabilities can enjoy respect and dignity and be full participants in the community.

Who Is The Arc

The Arc has a rich history spanning 60 years and marked by accomplishment. We continue to carry out the mission and vision of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and siblings.

Over the last 60 years, The Arc has grown and adapted to the changes that people with disabilities face across their life span. Through the decades, The Arc has seen several name changes, advocated for the passage of state and federal legislation on behalf of people with disabilities and established a broad network of state and local chapters that range from small voluntary groups to large, professional organizations.

Although much has changed for those that we serve, we always try to raise awareness, supporters, and always help improve the lives of the intellectually and developmentally disabled.

We Recycle!

Did you know that The Arc recycles. We recycle almost anything you can think to recycle. We recycle paper, glass, aluminum and even electronics and "e-Waste".

Due to the overwhelming demand for free Gone4Ever shredding services on Wednesdays, The Arc will limit free shred Wednesday to the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH and limit each household to one banker’s box, or roughly 27 lbs. of paper, per free shred Wednesday, per month. Free Shred Day is open to all area residents to bring in the documents they would like securely destroyed for FREE. Businesses only pay $0.19 per pound as well.

Paper Shredding in Gainesville - We may recycle it, but for you it is securely Gone 4 Ever!

Take A Look At Us

I am sure it is no surprise to you, but people always want to know what we have been up to around The Arc and at our events. Our followers on facebook get to see quite a few or our pictures, but the rest of you are left in the dark.

Well even though everyone should be our fans on facebook, we still decided to put up a gallery of images to show some of the highlights from the major events we have had this year.

Every year we hold several events we consider picture worthy. But dont worry, you will probably see some other, "non event" pictures sneak in as well. If you have a good picture you would like to share, stop by The Arc and let us scan it and share it as well.

We hope to keep the new gallery up to date throughout the year, so check back and enjoy.

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