Saturday, February 16, 2013
The event, which takes place over a 24-hour period, benefits Special Olympics Illinois.
Two officers from the Woodridge Police Department will be taking an icy plunge into Lake Michigan this month to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Officers Dan McIntyre and Tom Stefanson will be participating in the 2013 SUPER Plunge, an event that occurs over a 24-hour period and includes brave men and women taking 24 dips in Lake Michigan. These efforts raise funds for the more than 21,000 Special Olympics Illinois traditional athletes and more than 11,000 Young Athletes with and without intellectual disabilities who train and compete throughout the year. The event starts at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at North Beach in Evanston and concludes at the same time the next day. Officers McIntyre and Stefanson, along with an Evanston fireman, have a team…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Woodridge Park District is asking for nominations for coach of the year. All nominees will be recognized.
A youth sports coach can have a special impact on a child, and the Woodridge Park District wants to recognize the best local coaches. "Coaching youth sports is more than just teaching the X’s and the O’s," A Park District news release stated. "Good sportsmanship, a positive attitude and self-discipline are expected by parents and nowadays expectations couldn’t be higher." The Park District wants to recognize the efforts of the volunteer coaches, and nominations are being accepted for any coach who participated during the 2012 calendar year. Read about past winners This coach should have demonstrated at minimum the following qualities: Good sportsmanship: Are players encouraged to be respectful of opponents? Does the coach place the well-…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Countless area groups came together to collect about 1,000 pounds of supplies for soldiers overseas.
Three Companions Youth Groups from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church packed and shipped 101 boxes to wounded soldiers in medical units in Afghanistan, adding up to roughly 1,000 pounds of total supplies, and about 225 pounds of Halloween candy. On Nov. 18, three Companions Youth Groups gathered to pack boxes, managing to pack the boxes within two hours. Through the generosity of Monroe School Hinsdale fifth grade class, the Cass 63 Foundation, Morgan Stanley employees of Oak Brook, Companions Youth Groups from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and friends and neighbors in Darien and Timberlake, the groups were able to collect food, games, magazines, hygiene products, letters of support, and books to ship. Soldiers’ Angels is a nonprofit …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Emmaus Community church in Chicago Heights served as a PADS facility on Christmas, offering meals, haircuts and a warm respite from the winter.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ben Feldheim
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Carol Marshall stood in the middle of a dozen volunteers who in a moment became food servers. Prepared food had just arrived for the Christmas dinner on Saturday at The Emmaus Community in Chicago Heights. The church served as a facility for South Suburban PADS, or Public Action to Deliver Shelter, on Christmas, offering hot meals, a comfortable environment and haircuts for the homeless. A buffet line of homemade turkey, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and pies was set up, ready for service. But with so many people who decided to spend their Christmas helping out at Emmaus, Marshall needed to find more tasks for them. Then it hit her. Those volunteers would literally serve Christmas dinner plates to the 65 guests seated at tables within …