SOURCE: EP Global Communications, Inc.

August 20, 2007 09:30 ET

Disability Awareness Night at the Buffalo Bisons

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - On August 26, 2007, the Buffalo Bisons, EP Global Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: EPGL), and HARD Manufacturing Co., Inc. will welcome cheering fans to Buffalo's Dunn Tire Park for Disability Awareness Night (DAN). As part of this DAN event, just prior to the game at home plate, the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award will be presented to William M. Schatz, PT for his work, life, and advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities. The award is presented by EP Global Communications, Inc. and EP Foundation for Education. EP Global Communications, Inc. publishes the nation's most highly respected peer-reviewed journal serving the special needs community, Exceptional Parent. The EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award is named after the late founder and editor-in-chief of Exceptional Parent, a true advocate for people with special needs. On hand to present the award will be Kevin Currier, Home Care Manager of HARD Manufacturing Co., Inc.

DAN is a national program intended to increase awareness and support for the 54.6 million Americans classified as having some form of intellectual or physical disability in the United States. The DAN Program, which now encompasses both Major League and Minor League baseball venues, is supported by regional sponsor HARD Manufacturing Co., Inc. In addition to raising awareness, the DAN event provides an opportunity for many clients and staff of local disability organizations to attend the ballgame, thanks to free tickets donated by EP and HARD Manufacturing Co., Inc.

"Our goal is to help all Americans understand that we will become a stronger nation and better human beings when we learn to regard people with disabilities and special needs as people to be respected, not as problems to be confronted," said Joseph M. Valenzano, President and CEO of EP Global Communications, Inc.

"All children are entitled to a safe sleeping environment. We focus on meeting these needs in the home and in hospitals and look forward to hosting a great day for the community at Dunn Tire Park," said William Godin, PhD, President of HARD Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Disability Awareness Night began in the summer of 2002 when Exceptional Parent magazine combined forces with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox to create the first event of its kind focused on people with special needs.

About EP Global Communications

Based in Johnstown, PA, 36-year-old EP Global Communications, Inc. is an award-winning publishing and communications company providing information for families and professionals involved in the care and development of people with disabilities and special healthcare needs. EP uses a multi-media approach to disseminate information via: its publication, Exceptional Parent; Web site (; custom communications projects; the EP Bookstore of disability books, videos and DVDs; live and on-line interactive seminars through EPLiveOnLine, a joint venture with Vemics, Inc; and community outreach programs such as the national Disability Awareness Night (DAN) campaign.

About Hard Manufacturing Co., Inc.

HARD Manufacturing Co., Inc., located in Buffalo, NY, is the largest manufacturer of pediatric medical cribs and youth beds in the United States. HARD's products are used in hospitals and private homes around the world.

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