STAR Stories

STAR Spotlight: Christina S.

Meet Christina Staros! She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Naples in 2000. Christina is a relatively new participant, joining STARability just six months ago. Christina loves walking the beautiful paths in her neighborhood, swimming in the pool and relaxing by the golf course. She is part of a family of four, consisting of herself, her mom and dad, and her brother. Her dad has a 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix that he bought brand-new right when it…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bryan Vehovec

Meet Bryan! Bryan started volunteering with the Baseball League for this year’s season after hearing about STARability through his coworker, Margaret. Bryan says he has always cared for our community, ever since he was a small child, and he has always wanted to share his love of sports. His favorite part about volunteering for STARability is seeing the happiness on the faces of all those involved— participants, volunteers and families! Bryan has truly enjoyed being part of baseball this…

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How to Accept a Zoom Invitation

Open any web browser from a desktop or laptop computer (Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, etc.) Go to your email and look for an email in your inbox from a STARability staff member, such as “STARability Marketing Department” or “Susan Ford,” with the subject “Please join Zoom meeting in progress.” Open the email. Write down on a piece of paper the Meeting ID and Password contained in the email (or keep your email tab open so you can…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Ross

Nancy Ross was an ESE educator in Boston and Collier County for over 40 years. Her son, Jake, has participated in STARability Foundation’s programs for the past several years. In January 2019, Nancy offered to help with staging the silent auction items for the STAR Gala, thus beginning her volunteer journey with STARability. In addition to the gala, Nancy also volunteers by sharing her expertise in staff trainings. Volunteering gives her excitement about both the generosity of the community…

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STAR Spotlight: Kristina A.

Her Shining STAR Qualities Include: An excellent bowler who always goes for the strike! Loves being creative A great friend who is supportive of all her fellow STARability participants! Meet Kristina! Originally from Long Island, New York, Kris currently resides in Naples. Kris loves both places because her family is there and she is VERY close to them. As a matter of fact, she even plays baseball with her cousin, Kevin, who is also a participant of the STARability…

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