2007 Circle of Strength Members
Angelina's Candy Shish-ka-bob Sale
Angelina, an elementary school student from the Scranton, Pa. area, and her grandmother, Rose, handmade the cutest candy shish-ka-bobs out of gummy candies, with the more than $200 in proceeds benefiting Lauren's First and Goal.
Dublin-Jerome (OH) Girls’ Lacrosse
Aunt Jean, cousins Alyse and Gabriele, along with the entire girls’ lacrosse team, spent a weekend making neck coolies to keep the coaches and players cool and comfortable at the football camps. Special thanks to Aunt Jean for donating the supplies to make them and for slaving over the sewing machine for days in preparation for the weekend assembly line. Bring on the heat!
Easton HS Almost Anything Goes
Easton High School's Almost Anything Goes competition is an annual event held each spring. Students and staff battle each other in crazy relay events to raise funds for local charities. AAG has generously donated proceeds from this great event to LFG. Thank you to the senior captains for nominating LFG as the charity of choice and for all those who participated with such enthusiasm. Lauren loved the Balloon pop!!
Home Sweet Home Day Care, Easton, Pa.
In August 2007, children at Home Sweet Home Day Care, under the care of Jennifer Wood, organized their own Refreshment Stand in our neighborhood. The children organized their "business," manned their table and sold refreshments throughout the hottest week of the summer, with all proceeds going to Lauren's First and Goal. They raised $100! Thank you very much to all of the children and to Jennifer for all of your hard work! What a wonderful example of children helping other children.
Lafayette Player Volunteers
Since the camp's inception, members of the Lafayette College football team have volunteered to help set up the day before camp and assist during camp. Some stay here in Easton for the summer, and some drive in from their hometowns to be here to help for the weekend.
Reporters’ Challenge Golf Outing
Three eastern Pennsylvania-based charities were recipients of a total of $1,596 after 77 golfers participated in the third annual "Reporters Challenge Charity Golf Outing" at Mountain Valley Golf Course near Barnesville and Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.
The biggest share of the money raised -- $1,046 when the golf receipts and silent auction amounts were tallied -- went to Lauren's First and Goal Foundation.
Run for a Cure
Tracy Elementary teachers entered teams in the Lehigh Valley Half Marathon. They run in honor of Lauren and Lauren's First and Goal! Teachers who have participated include: Ms. Barker, Mr. Case, Mr. Durie, Miss Getz, Mr. Rice, Mr. Spalding, Mrs. Stofanak, Nurse Dee, Ms. Kocher, Miss Donato, Mr. Cinoa, Cadet Kocher and Mrs. Mulrine. With the generous support of the Tracy Elementary community, this terrific team has raised almost $13,000 in support of Lauren's First and Goal. Lauren, our family and the Foundation are so grateful for your support, enthusiasm and dedication. It was so exciting and inspiring to see you all enter the stadium for the last 1/4 mile. Great job!
Tracy Staff Club
Staff at Lauren and Gracie’s school, Tracy Elementary in Easton, participates in a Dress Down Day each Friday in which staff members donate $1. They recently chose Lauren's First and Goal Foundation as the recipient of a generous donation from the dress down campaign. Thank you!!!