All are welcome at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Jr. High School. Event hosted by the Woodridge Lions Club.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Patch keeps you current on upcoming deadlines with the new feature, "Last Chance."
Easter is Sunday, which means it's time for Easter egg hunt-ing in Woodridge. There are two such hunts planned in Woodridge this week. The first is a flashlight Easter egg hunt fundraiser for Hunter Himes, a Lakeview student who was seriously injured in February when he was struck by a car. Himes continues to recover. The flashlight egg hunt starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday at Westminster Park. Participation requires a $10 donation per child or $20 per family. All proceeds will go to Hope for Hunter. You must bring your own flashlight. You can RSVP for the fundraiser by clicking this link. The Woodridge Lions Club will also hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Jr. High School. Parents are suggested to bring …
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Chicago Comets Beep Baseball team - a team of visually impaired players - will play an exhibition game this Sunday in Orchard Hill Park.
Bases that beep, blindfolded players and six innings - those are some of the fundamentals of beep baseball. Beep baseball is a competitive sport for athletes who are visually impaired. The Chicago Comets Beep Baseball team will play an exhibition game this Sunday at Orchard Hill Park. John T. Herzog, a Woodridge resident and head coach of the Chicago Comets Beep Baseball team, explained to Woodridge Patch how the game works. How you play The game is like traditional baseball - with a few important changes. All of the players - except for the pitcher and catcher - are blindfolded. That's because players can have varying degrees of blindness. The blindfolds put everyone at a fair advantage. Not counting the pitcher or catcher, there are …
The Chicago Comets Beep Baseball will play an exhibition game on Sunday at Orchard Hill Park from 12 to 3 p.m.
For Sherri Szczepaniak, the sighted president for the Woodridge Lions Club, playing beep baseball can be a little terrifying. "You're just standing there with a blindfold on, swinging away," Szczepaniak said. "Then you're running that fast and not knowing where you're going." Beep baseball is baseball for the visually impaired. There are different rules. Everyone wears a blindfold to level the playing field for those with differing vision problems. The bases and ball beep. You can read more about the rules of beep baseball here. The Woodridge Lions Club will host a Chicago Comets Beep Baseball team exhibition game on Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m. in Orchard Hill Park. The event is open to the public. The Lions Club held the same event last …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
More than 6,000 eggs were filled with candy and prizes for children up to 10 years old to grab.
Woodridge children stashed 6,000 plastic eggs in their bags and baskets Saturday at the Woodridge Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event, held at Jefferson Jr. High, was open for children up to 10 years old. Five egg-filled areas were sectioned off for the hunt, one for each age group (under 2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10). While the older kids grabbed all the eggs in under a minute, the younger kids took a little more time to fill their bags and baskets.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Woodridge Lions Club and Nathaniel's People held a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament fundraiser Sunday at Ashbury's in Bolingbrook. Nathaniel's People is a team for the Great Strides Walk, a national fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Part of the proceeds from this Sunday's Texas Hold 'Em Tournament will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Three-year-old Nathaniel Ostarello is his mother's "little hero." "He's the greatest little kid ever," said Sarah Ostarello, of Plainfield. "He's awesome. He handles more than a lot of adults do." Nathaniel has cystic fibrosis, a genetic, chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. His body makes a thick, sticky mucus that can clog his lungs and obstruct his pancreas, preventing natural enzymes from helping his body break down and absorb food. About 30,000 Americans have cystic fibrosis, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's website. Fifty years ago, children with the disease were only expected to live to attend elementary school. Now, the life expectancy has jumped to 37.5 years, Ostarello said. "That's really …