What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

RUN RAISES $34,000 FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Nassau County, Long Island
by Kaitlin Ahern

Related: kids fun run, charity run, raising money for kids with special needs, hagedorn little village school for special children, fundraising events in nassau,


The 11th annual Sleepy Hollow 5K Charity Run raised more than $30,000 to benefit a nonprofit school in Seaford for children with developmental disabilities.

On October 30, more than 500 walkers and runners of all ages-some sporting festive Halloween costumes-braved the aftermath of the season's first snowstorm to participate in the 11th annual Sleepy Hollow 5K Charity Run in Massapequa Park. The event benefitted The Hagedorn Little Village School Jack Joel Center for Special Children, a nonprofit school in Seaford for children with developmental disabilities, and it was the most successful of these charity runs to date, raising about $34,000.
sleepy hollow 5k charity run
The day started with a Kids Fun Run at 9:30am,when costumed kiddos, including students and friends of the Little Village School, lined up for a 100-yard dash. Each participant received a medal upon crossing the finish line "because they're all winners," said Jon Feingold, Ph.D., executive director of the school.

At 10am, 430 timed walkers/runners and 144 untimed walkers shot from the 5K starting line. Because this was a sanctioned race, some were vying for the win, but others were content to take a more leisurely approach. Ultimately, an overall winner was crowned in both the male and female divisions (each taking a $100 grand prize), along with the top three males/females in a 14 and under category. Other participants competed in age groups spanning from 15-20 to 85-plus. Prizes were also awarded for the best costumes of the day.

The Little Village School, which recently celebrated its 42nd anniversary, provides special education and therapeutic services at no cost to children ages birth to 11 who have developmental disabilities, as well as supportive services for their families. About 265 students attend the school, and it serves close to 1,000 families each year through its school-based programs, early intervention programs, on-site evaluations, and other service programs. The money raised from the 5K run will help increase the quality of the school's services, Dr. Feingold said, by funding better equipment, technology, and training.

For more information on The Hagedorn Little Village School Jack Joel Center for Special Children, visit www.littlevillage.org.

 

 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Nassau County, Long Island Articles

Lynbrook's Little St. Nick
The Little Gym Roslyn Gets Facelift with New Owner
Toddler Time’s Program Expands to Include Infants
Foster Kids Star in Heart Gallery Photo Exhibit at Broadway Mall in Hicksville
East Woods School Offers Preschool Class for 2-Year-Olds

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Nassau County, Long Island Sponsors

Simons, Loralyn
917-856-5884
If your child struggles with math, private tutorin...

Pump It Up Long Island
225 Community Drive
Great Neck, NY
516-466-7867
Hosting a birthday party at Pump It Up is great fo...

GameTruck
Ultimate video game party serving all of Long Island and NYC
516-629-5595
Ultimate video game party serving all of Long Isla...

Oh My Girls (OMG)
140 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY
516-802-5800
Oh My Girls! is the first-ever healthy living cent...

Lanyard Ladies, The
2374 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY
516-578-2248
The Lanyard Ladies are a new and unique craft idea...
See Our Local News - Nassau County, Long Island Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE