Number of Participants: 23
Hours Donated: 2.5
Value of Time Served: $486
Event Amount Raised: $500
Event Type: Advocacy & Human Rights
Sport: Girls Soccer
School: Island Trees High School
Date: September 22, 2022
Island Trees High School
Straight Lane, Levittown
The girls varsity soccer team hosted its second annual suicide prevention fundraiser game on 9/22 against Valley Stream North.
This cause is close to all those in the Island Trees community and we wanted to bring awareness to those who are struggling and comfort to those who have lost a loved one in this manner.
Since September is Suicide Prevention month, the girls sold bracelets and provided resources to the students at the high school to help raise funds and awareness in the community.
During the game, spectators generously donated to the cause via a 50/50 raffle, bracelets, and a donation from the parents in the Bulldog Cafe. The girls wore purple and blue ribbons in addition to light blue socks for the game. We are continuing to raise funds through the end of September to donate before the AFSP walk at Jones Beach on 10/23.
To date, we have about $500 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and look forward to adding to that total during the remainder of the week.