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Mineola Resident Raises $3,500 for Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck from Participation in Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon

On July 13, Liz Holzknecht, a Mineola resident, presented a check in the amount of $3,500 to Bridget Costello, Director, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.

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Center Moriches, NY - July 14th, 2014 - On July 13, Liz Holzknecht, a Mineola resident, presented a check in the amount of $3,500 to Bridget Costello, Director, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Ms. Holzknecht participated in the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon in Boston on June 8 as a way to raise funds and awareness for the camp.

Ms. Holzknecht and her family have a special connection to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Her sister Kate attended the camp’s respite weekends and summer sessions for eight years. On September 2013, Kate passed away at the age of 23. The camp held a special memorial ceremony in her honor and, on March 28, the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws held the Spring Fling Joy Prom in her honor.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp serving children and young adults ages 6-21 with both physical and developmental special needs. Its mission is to help these children to achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education. Throughout the program, campers participate in many activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.

About Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded entirely by donations and is a special place where children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. They participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for those who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.

For more information about Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, please call (631) 878-1070 or visit www.camppaquatuck.com.

Pictured: Liz Holzknecht (left, holding check) is joined by the camp counselors and staff as she presents a check for $3,500 to Bridget Costello (right, holding check), Director, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, on July 13. Ms. Holzknecht raised the money by running in the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon in Boston on June 8 in memory of her sister Kate. Holding the picture of Kate is Hannah Gaskill, Camp Counselor.