Sam Provence Award

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Sam Provence Award


Sammy Provence

Founder of Helping Restore Ability

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Cathy Whittington
2016 Sam Provence Award Winner
Josh Schilling
2015 Sam Provence Award Winner
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Bev Olson
2014 Sam Provence Award Winner
Duy Le
2013 Sam Provence Award Winner
for Health and Human Services
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Doug Garner
2013 Sam Provence Award Winner for
Education (accepted by son,Tyler Garner)

Lawrence Odom
2012 Sam Provence Award Winner

Click here to download the Sam Provence Award Nomination Form


Helping Restore Ability is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination process for the Sam Provence Award!

ad•vo•cate [n. ad-vuh-kit]

a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually followed by of ): an advocate of disability rights.

Sam Provence, the primary founder of Helping Restore Ability, was an enthusiastic advocate for people with disabilities. We have created an award in honor of Sam and his tremendous efforts in advocacy. Helping Restore Ability hopes to recognize others in the community for their work in standing up for those with disabilities.

There will be one award presented at the 2016 Hand in Hand Luncheon recognizing the person deemed to be the most dedicated advocate for people with disabilities. If you know someone who works diligently for disability rights, we encourage you to complete the nomination form for consideration for this award.

Deadline for submission of the nomination form is 5:00 PM on April 1st, 2016.  We are unable to consider submissions received after the due date. Please return all submissions to Cindy Delgadillo at or call 817/635-6020 with questions. Click here to download the Sam Provence Award Nomination Form 


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As a perfect complement to our mission, we are excited to announce that this year’s luncheon speaker will be Aron Ralston.


In 2003, Aron Ralston’s extraordinary human drama grabbed headlines around the world when an 800-pound boulder broke loose, crushing his right hand and pinning him against the canyon wall. After nearly five days — without water and with no hope of escape — Ralston made a life-or-death decision. He chose life by severing his arm below the elbow, rappelling a 65-foot cliff out of the canyon, and trekking seven miles to find his would-be rescuers.


Make plans to join us to hear Aron’s unforgettable story as he takes us on a riveting journey in which courage, perseverance, and the human spirit will defy the inevitable outcome.


The Joule

1530 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201                      

June 24, 2016

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