Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Amount Raised: $1,000
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: May 2, 2016
39 Forest Avenue Glen Cove
New York 11542, United States
Connolly School hosted a paper airplane-throwing contest on April 21 to benefit the Spread the Magic Foundation.
The foundation was created by magician Chad Juros, who visits sick children in hospitals to “spread some magic.” Connolly Student Council co-president Carter Suozzi inspired this idea for the fundraiser. Juros visited Carter in the hospital on his birthday last August. Chad touched Carter’s heart because he is also a childhood cancer survivor.
Each student , including student-athletes, paid $3 to participate in the airplane-throwing contest. If the children raise more than $1,000 for the foundation, Juros committed to performing a schoolwide magic assembly for the children in May. According to Carter’s mother, Jane Suozzi, donations have been pouring in and the amount raised will be unveiled during the magic assembly.
Fundraiser organizer Carter Suozzi (left) is pictured with Christopher Hyman.
John Michael Ktistakis smiled proudly as he readied to fly his plane.
Julia Lucidi and Allyson Limbrick-Rosado showed off their paper planes, prior to taking part in the contest.
Photo courtesy of the Glen Cove City School District