As the W20 Foundation’s Project Team Up 4 Community (TU4C) closes out the 2015-16 Community Service Challenges, it is excited to be hosting a Long Island Sports Impact Awards Banquet on May 25 at the Fox Hollow in Woodbury.
The Honorees are NHL Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine, who starred for the Islanders, Rangers and Buffalo Sabres, and former NHL defenseman Mike Komisarek, an All-Star selection with the Montreal Canadiens in 2009.
New York Islanders Alumni will also be in attendance! Recipients of the TU4C Scholarships and Grants will join together with friends, family, supporters and Celebrity Athletes who all believe in the positive effect community service can play in our lives and celebrate the Community Impact we have made together in our L.I. Communities.
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Recognizing that community service helps promote social responsibility and character in young people, TU4C will award out Scholarships and Grants to the Winners of the “Long Island Holiday Sports Heroes Video Challenge”, the “Long Island Spring Sports Heroes Video Challenge” and Male and Female Community Service Athlete of the Year. The Challenges are created to inspire student athletes to serve their communities with a chance to earn scholarships and grants totaling $12,000.
The “Long Island Sports Heroes Video Challenges” are interactive contests, which run twice a year, including March 1-April 30. Participants are required to share a short video of their community service work or their team’s community service work. The videos in each of the Holiday and Spring Challenge’s with the most votes receives a $3,000 scholarship / grant, second place receives $1,500 scholarship / grant, and third place receives a $500 scholarship / grant. For official contest rules go to www.TeamUp4Community.org
Retired New York Islander Hockey Player Steve Webb created Project Team Up 4 Community through his W20 Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting social responsibility and community giveback through athletics. By highlighting different types of community service, young athletes can learn life skills that in turn increase their self-confidence, promote responsibility, independence and help build strong character. Community services performed by youth strengthens young peoples’ senses of civic engagement and community and helps them to achieve their educational, developmental and social goals.
“Similar to athletics volunteering helps build character and self-esteem in young people while simultaneously helping make a difference in the lives of others,” says Webb, Team Up 4 Community Founder and President.
Communities are the backbone of Long Island, and its neighborhood, organizations, teams, schools and friends are joining together to collectively make a difference. TU4C builds and strengthens communities and individual characters by promoting social responsibility and community giveback.
About the W20 Foundation
Founded on Long Island in 2007 by former NY Islander Steve Webb, the W20 Foundation is committed to creating an environment where our youth athletes and others want to partake in community service and surround themselves with other like-minded, positive people who care about social responsibility.
In 2011, the Foundation launched a Project called Team Up 4 Community (TU4C). TU4C engages and empowers youth athletes and others to initiate community service projects through its online challenges. The platform also provides them with an interactive set of resources to advocate and promote their social responsibility amongst their peers, family, schools, organizations and communities. TU4C serves as a central hub and a launching pad to help develop new programs to meet athletes, organizations, and community needs.
Team Up 4 Community’s Online Challenges are making community service contagious.