Rockaway Leos did it again
On April 29th the Leos Club, at Morris Hills High School, Morris Knolls High School and Copeland Middle School sponsored a fantastic Special Olympics for elementary school residents of Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Wharton and Denville at Morris Knolls HS, Denville, NJ. Besides the Leos, members of the basketball team, track team, baseball team cheerleaders, parents, friends and neighbors and other school clubs were on hand to help the special students participate in the many sports organized. In total there were close to 150 volunteers to help the 75 athletes participate. Each participate had one volunteer to help with the events. The student volunteers exhibited understanding and guidance for their charges so that the participates were at easy during their events.
The board of directors from each Leo branch did a great job in planning, organizing and running the program. In the afternoon, horses arrived to also help. Special thanks to the Morris Hills Regional Board who helped sponsor the program and permitted the use of the facility. Special thanks to Lions Barbara Guerra and Bruce Levy who helped the Leos plan and organize the event. Special thanks to the three school advisors of the three branches who worked with their Leos during the planning and were also present during the event. Each advisor received flowers from the Club to show our appreciation for their hard work. Members of the Rockaway Lions helped with some of the expenses and to act as backups when needed during the day.
The Lions and Leos are now planning to host a Summer Holiday Party for the campers at Camp Marcella on August 1st. Plans are under way to hold a picnic and provide gifts and other surprises for the campers.
The Leos are always looking for new students at their schools to join their clubs and the Rockaway Lions are always looking for new members.