For the third year, the men’s lacrosse team created a memorable night for more than 800 children.
The team participated in the annual IronPigs Suites-N-Treats event on Thursday, October 26 to represent the Cops ‘N’ Kids organization. This event provides an opportunity for children throughout the Lehigh Valley who are of special needs or underprivileged to have a unique Halloween experience by trick-or-treating through the stadium’s suites, which are all decorated with different themes.
“We are who we are because of the support we receive from the community, and I am pleased to say that DeSales students and staff have demonstrated their appreciation for who we are and what we hope to accomplish in our mission of ‘connecting kids and community through literacy,’” says Beverly Bradley, president of the Cops ‘N’ Kids Literacy Program.
Outside of this event, other DeSales programs are involved with Cops ‘N’ Kids.
- The men and women’s basketball teams donated more than 2,000 books to Lehigh Valley Academy and will have their annual reading on January 4.
- Dr. Katrin Blamey’s class held its own book drive for Bethlehem’s Marvine Elementary and delivered the books to classrooms on November 8.
“Each free book we provide becomes the conduit between those who care and those who need to know they are not forgotten, and 845,000 is a remarkable number when you think of it in terms of these ‘connections’ we have been able to make thus far,” says Bradley. “DeSales holds a special place in our hearts because they have been so willing to partner with us throughout our existence.”
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