Students at Harborfields High School as well as members of the Booster Club and PTA Council’s Health and Welfare Committee rallied together to raise funds to benefit the Long Island Chapter of the Special Olympics. Through their collective efforts, they raised more than $1,700 for the cause by selling customized Special Olympics bracelets and collecting donations from community sponsors and local businesses. Harborfields’ donation will go toward helping to prepare and send four local athletes to competitions this year.
“Harborfields School District should be extremely proud of the dedication and time they put into raising funds for our Long Island Special Olympics athletes,” said Rebecca Strickland, associate director of development at the Long Island Chapter of the Special Olympics. “With some struggles along the way, with conflicting fundraiser dates and last minute forced cancellations, they didn’t let it stop them. We are so thankful and proud of their determination to make a difference in the lives of our athletes.”
Photo Caption: (From l-r) John Valente, Harborfields High School athletic director; Rebecca Strickland, associate director of development at the Long Island Chapter of the Special Olympics; Deb Stolba, chairperson of the Harborfields Booster Club; and Rachel Spencer, chairperson of the Harborfields PTA Council Health & Welfare Committee.
Photo courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District