Thursday, March 11, 2010

Horace Greeley High School Swims for YAI!

Meg Kaplan makes a point of surrounding herself with amazing people.

For the past ten years, she has coached the boys swim team at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York. And for the past 21 years, she has worked at YAI's Elmsford Day Services in Westchester County, where she is currently a Senior Supervisor. Helping adults with disabilities to be independent by day; coaching young athletes by night--where does she keep her superhero outfit?

Meg recently invited her swim team captains to visit the day program; but she had no idea they would so enthusiastically dive into the idea of supporting their coach's day job and the people she serves.Upon meeting Elmsford’s staff and program participants and learning about YAI and Broadview Networks Central Park Challenge, the swim captains knew they wanted to help.

On Tuesday, 36 swimmers from the boys team and six from the girls team raised nearly $3,700 for the Central Park Challenge through a swim-a-thon at SUNY Purchase. Outstanding!

“I’m so proud of the accomplishments of the boys and girls swim teams and their interest in supporting YAI,” said Meg.

Horace Greeley's efforts were even covered by the local newspaper!  

Great job, Horace Greeley and way to give back to the people in your community!

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