Number of Participants: 7
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $177
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: December 11, 2013
Ocean Avenue East Rockaway
New York 11518, United States
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Dec. 10, 2013) – This past Saturday, the Molloy College cheerleading team went over to East Rockaway High School for the 3-on-3 basketball memorial tournament in honor of Patrick Xavier Owens. Patrick was a child who attended the school and passed away at the age of four.
Every year, East Rockaway High School holds this event to raise money and awareness for ACDS — an organization on Long Island serving children and adults with Down Syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities. Some of the money also went to East Rockaway athletics as all of their equipment was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy last year.
The cheerleading squad assisted with selling raffle tickets and promoting good spirit.
“Cheerleaders are important to have at an event like this because they keep the good spirit going,” commented Head Cheerleading Coach Caitlin Donach.
To visit the official website for ACDS, please click this link: http://www.acds.org/.
ACDS Mission Statement:
ACDS is dedicated to providing lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities and their families! Our programs deliver on this mission by providing services that encompass three broad age categories: Early childhood and preschool years, 5 years plus and adult years.