Rise, Inc. has a couple of annual fundraising events—the Mayor's Prayers basketball game and the Rise to the Occasion dinner and dance— and we bring our Hoverball® Archery Target to both! Rise to the Occasion, held each October, raises over $60,000 and is attended by over 650 guests each year. The event is a unique sampling of the foods, arts & music of Steuben and DeKalb Counties. Their sites describes the event as featuring local fine dining along with a display of arts provided by the Angola Artist Guild and local musicians performing an array of acoustic music. A silent auction is held through out the evening with a wide array of exceptional items donated by generous businesses. At this 9th Annual Rise to the Occasion, held at Trine University's ARC Center (Keith E. Busse Athletic and Recreation Center), we had the opportunity to see some of the Rise staff with whom we work (we utilize the skills of Rise clients with product assembly) as well as community friends! It was a fantastic night!