Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Amount Raised: $8,022
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: May 31, 2016
39 Forest Avenue Glen Cove
New York 11542, United States
Connolly School students were treated to a free magic show by Chad Juros of the Spread the Magic Foundation in thanks for raising money to benefit pediatric cancer patients.
The fundraising effort was led by Connolly Student Council Co-President and cancer survivor Carter Suozzi. Juros visited Carter in the hospital on his birthday last August. Carter was moved by Juros because he is also a childhood cancer survivor.
To raise money for the foundation, students and student-athletes held a paper airplane throwing contest and collected contributions from community members. The goal was to raise $1,000, but thanks to the generosity of the school’s students and community members, the children far exceeded their goal, raising $8,022.
Students and teachers were amazed by Juros’ magic tricks. They also served as volunteers and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the show.
1. Connolly School Student Council Co-President and cancer survivor Carter Suozzi volunteered to be part of magician Chad Juros’ show.
2. Connolly School student Kate Clermont was astounded by the magician’s tricks.
3. Suozzi and Juros replicated a photo they posed for when Carter was in the hospital.
4. Connolly Principal Rose Sekelsky (left) is pictured with magician Chard Juros (back row, right), Connolly students and members of the Suozzi family.
Photos courtesy of the Glen Cove City School District