INFORMATION & UPDATES FOR 2019
WHO WE ARE HELPING
Thanks to your support, we have recently made another donation to the Scholarship Fund at St. Christopher’s Inn in Garrison, NY, a treatment center for men struggling with addition. These scholarships are reserved for men who show a serious commitment to doing the difficult work required for a life in recovery. Members of the Board of Directors went to the Inn in June. We were invited to attend mass with Father Polanco and the residents of the Inn and then met with Christine Madera of Missions Support where we learned more about the wonderful works of their program. We are honored to be able to be a supporter.
"Thank you for the generous donation to the St. Christopher's Inn Scholarship Fund in tribute of Daniel Copersino and for your partnership in helping many men move from "Broken" to "Blessed" through their work at St. Christopher's Inn. Your participation in our ministry is so very important and makes a real difference in our fight to save lives from homelessness and addiction. Together we will help men at the Inn win the battle against addiction and return to their lives as husbands, fathers, brothers and productive members of society. On behalf of all those we serve, thank you again for your generosity. You are an integral part of our life-saving mission. The Friars, Staff and Residents of St. Christopher's Inn count you among our blessings."
Fr. Dennis Polanco, SA
President & Spiritual Director
St. Christopher's Inn
Garrison, New York
SPARTAN RACE. Our main fundraising event, held in April, is the Annual “After-the-Race” Picnic. Daniel, being an avid Spartan Obstacle Racer, has inspired us to do the same. This two-part event begins with the annual Spartan Race at Citi Field and then continues at Harvey Park in Whitestone for a picnic, music, games, ice cream and raffles. This year we had over 70 racers and over 200 attendees at the picnic. Many local businesses and families sponsored this event, all of whom we gratefully have made mention of on the Past Events page of this site. 2020 Event is dated for April 4th (see the Annual Spartan Event Page).
SPIN-A-THON. In June 2019 2e were honored to have Vibez Studio on Francis Lewis Boulevard offer their facility to hold a Spin-a-Thon. Many climbed onto the stationary bikes and peddled away to raise money from sponsors. It was exciting and electrifying as the instructor led us through a full 60 minutes of Spin!
ANNUAL COPPA 300 HANDBALL TOURNAMENT. In July 2019, at Memorial Field in Flushing, a tournament was held and the proceeds were donated to the Foundation. Being inspired by Daniel’s passion for handball, a good friend, Tarek Elabasy, was compelled to organize a Tournament in his memory. Many from the neighborhood and beyond participated and contributed. Congrats to the winners!