Center Moriches, NY - September 24th, 2013 - On October 19, the 1st Annual Jodi Shapiro Fundraiser will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hurricane Grill and Wings, located at 275 Jericho Turnpike in Syosset. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, with a fundraising goal of $10,000.
The fundraiser is named in memory of Jodi Shapiro, a Special Education Administrator for Manhasset Schools. On July 13, 2013, Ms. Shapiro passed away at the age of 39 after a brief and sudden battle with cancer.
Ms. Shapiro was named Assistant Director of Committees on Preschool Special Education and Elementary Special Education in June 2012. She implemented special education programs and services for children in preschool through sixth grade at Shelter Rock, Munsey Park, Our Lady of Grace, and St. Mary’s elementary schools in Manhasset.
The event will feature auctions, a 50/50 raffle, a hot wing eating contest, and live music. Tickets are $35 per person and $10 for children. The ticket price includes food. A cash bar will also be available. Donations and raffle items are currently being accepted.
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 with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. Children participate in a wide range of activities specially designed for youngsters 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.