|WHAT:||2nd Annual Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation Walk/Bike-a-Thon “Laps for Learning” |
This Catholic school community event aims to raise money for Catholic Elementary School technology and curriculum enhancement programs, and also to benefit individual schools.
The $10 registration fee per participant includes a free T-shirt and lunch on event day. Families can enjoy raffle opportunities, balloons, face-painting, live DJ music and many more activities.
All students who participate will receive one free admission to the Long Island Children’s Museum, courtesy of Liberty Title Agency, Inc. Participants who raise $200 or more in pledges will be entered in a special drawing to win a laptop computer. The school raising the most in pledges will receive a $1,000 award from Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation.
The goal of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, a tax-exempt not-for-profit public charity, is to give more children the opportunity to enjoy the advantages of an elementary Catholic school education.
Register online at www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org/events_other.asp by Monday September 17, 2007. Call 516-745-6644, ext. 132/133 about sponsorship opportunities and registration details.
|WHEN:||Saturday, September 22, 2007 Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Events begin at 10:00 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Cedar Creek Park Seaford, N.Y.|
|DIRECTIONS:||Take Wantagh Parkway South to Merrick Road East. Go .5 miles and make a right onto Cedar St. OR Take Route 135 South to Merrick Road West. Go .5 miles and make a left onto Cedar St.|
|About The Diocese of Rockville Centre|
The Diocese of Rockville Centre was formed in 1957 and covers 1,222 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The diocese serves approximately 1.4 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.3 million). There are 134 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 20,000 baptisms, 18,000 confirmations, 20,000 first communions and 5,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are 2,137 students in Catholic kindergarten, 23,825 in primary or elementary school, 12,628 in secondary school and 3,300 in higher institutions. There are 76 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese. Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, two home-care agencies, two senior housing complexes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 80,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. For more information, visit www.drvc.org
Sean P. Dolan
Director of Communications
516-678-5800, ext. 625