L.I. Holiday Sports Heroes Video Challenge 2020
The W20 Foundation’s Team Up 4 Community Program would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in our 2020 L.I. Holiday Sports Heroes Challenge.
The work our youth athletes, teams, schools and organizations are doing to make a difference in the lives of others is commendable! By showcasing this great work together we are assisting in inspiring others to give back and make a difference in their communities!
This Holiday Challenge recorded 11,645 athletes performing over 18,371 hours of community service! This is valued at an economic impact of $221,472 given back to our communities!
Thank you again for your time and CONTRIBUTION.
Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday season!!
Garden City’s Teen Project and Charlie’s Champions Foundation – Holiday Project for NYU Langone Hospital L.I.
Every holiday season, athletes Matt and Steven Spirakis of Teen Project with Luke and TJ Schmitt of Charlie’s Champions Foundation join forces to help raise funds and collect age-appropriate gift card donations to help make dreams come true for teenage patients at NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island’s Cancer Center for Kids – Mineola and the Hospital’s Child Life Program. This year, due to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and related restrictions with in-person events, an online platform has been established on the NYU Langone Giving website.
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Lindenhurst Middle School goes the Extra Mile
From the very beginning of this school year it was clear many of our students and families were struggling with not only COVID-19 but the financial slow down the virus has caused.
On Nov. 1, the Lindenhurst Middle School physical education department welcomed many students, staff and community members who took part in the “LMS Students Go the Extra Mile” fundraiser virtual run/walk. Participants were asked to make a monetary donation and then walk at least one mile in support of the cause either remotely or physically at the middle track.
“We wanted our students to do something that would not only get their bodies moving, but would also help some of our local families get through these difficult times.”
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Blue Point Elementary School – “Connor’s Christmas Cheer”
This holiday season, third grader Connor Peters is using his compassion for others to lead his fellow Blue Point Elementary School students in a fundraiser he calls “Connor’s Christmas Cheer.” Through this fundraiser, the students have so far raised $800 and counting to buy Christmas trees, lights, ornaments, tree skirts and other holiday décor for local families struggling financially. Peters enjoys making a difference and says “it’s nice to see everyone pitching in to help people.” Bayport-Blue Point School District thanks Peters for being such a thoughtful member of the community, and a wonderful example for his classmates to follow.
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