LHU Recreation Students
Organize Sports Tournament for
Andrew's Special Kids
Dr. Batty with some of her students who planned the ASK Special event
Last year, Recreation Management professor Dr. Kimberly Batty gave the students in her Program Planning and Design class the opportunity to create and operate a fundraiser event for Dean Kriebel, his wife Amy, and their son Andrew, who has Angelman's Syndrome.
The students planned, implemented, and managed the entire event at the Recreation Center and ended up raising $380 in its first year and $475 during the second year in their efforts.
Lock Haven students, brothers of the social fraternities, faculty, and staff volunteered and took part in the cause by attending the event and donating a small fee. All the money raised from the event was given to the Andrew's Special Kid's Foundation (ASK), which was founded in 2004, has raised over $125,000 since then.
Events Included: Sponsors Included:
- A Volleyball tournament - Venture Publishing
- A Dodgeball tournament
- Walker's Hardware
- A Basketball tournament - Hangar 9
- Free food and beverages - Domino's
- Shirts for winners - Walmart
- Raffle prizes - Weis
What the Students have to Say!
Keirstin Daily: "I thought it was a beneficial and meaningful event that I loved being a part of, I thought it benefited a great cause."
Amy Jugan : "Planning and organizing this event was a wonderful experience and working with Dean was a blast! The foundation is incredibly supportive of families within the local community."
Jasmyn Marriner: "ASK is an amazing organization that helps multiple local children with disabilities...really make's a difference."
"I enjoyed being a part of this event and being able to help make a difference was a great experience."
Andrew's Special Kids Foundation (ASK)
The Kriebel family started Andrew's Special Kids Foundation (ASK) in honor of their son Andrew who was diagnosed with Angleman's syndrome at an early age. The non-profit organization helps kids with disabilities obtain necessary equipment and financial assistance.
The ASK Foundation's mission is, "To provide special needs children with every opportunity in life, which will enable them to reach their full potential by providing them with adaptive equipment, special education opportunities, safety equipment, therapies, and financial assistance for out of state travel."
For more information on Andrew and other opportunities to help go to askandrew.org or visit the following links ...
What YOU can Gain!
Many of you might be asking yourself, what can I gain from this? Well that's easy, being a student in the Recreation Management program can offer many opportunities that may never be offered again in your few short years of college. Having the opportunity to change one's life while learning how to plan a special event is very beneficial. It gives you the chance to increase your knowledge in planning, leading others, and evalutating programs. This experience not only helped children with disabilities but also capitalized on learning through real life experiences.
Don't be afraid to help change a life and extend your education!
Andrew's Special Kids Foundation