Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Amount Raised: $4,100
Event Type: Children & Youth
Sport: Track and Field
Date: June 6, 2016
601 Lindell Boulevard Long Beach
New York 11561, United States
During the Month of May, in conjunction with National Physical Fitness Month, students, studnet athletes and staff at Lindell Elementary School participated in a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This year’s effort honored a Lindell student who has juvenile diabetes. She and her family have been active supporters of the JDRF and collaborated with school staff members in organizing this successful initiative, which raised more than $4,100. Representatives from the JDRF, physical education staff members and Teacher in Charge Carol Cintorino presented to the entire building during an assembly held on May 4, kicking off the fundraiser and highlighting information about juvenile diabetes and the overall benefits of exercise and fitness.
On May 13, as a culminating event to their efforts, students and staff members participated in a school wide fitness hour during which they walked around the field as a sign of their support for their friend and all children with juvenile diabetes. Students also enjoyed visiting exercise stations that featured activities such as jumping, hula hooping, dancing and an obstacle course.
1: Alessa Ramotar, Kaitlyn Simat and Gabriel Petty ran with their Lindell classmates during a school wide fitness hour that culminated the JDRF fundraising initiative.
2, 3: Lido students participated in various exercise stations and activities during a school wide fitness hour for the JDRF fundraising effort.
Photos courtesy of Long Beach Public Schools