4 September 2012 1 Comment

Emergency squad hosts kickball event for kids with autism

The Lyndhurst Special Angels presented the Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad with a plaque at the July board of commissioners meeting for hosting a kickball tournament for children with special needs.

“It was a great experience, the kids were laughing, having fun and really enjoying themselves.”  Stated Jennifer Burns, 2nd lieutenant for LPES.  “It was the first time we did something like this and I feel as if it really meant a lot to not only the kids, but to us and all the people involved.”

LPES volunteers lead by nine-year-old honorary member AmberPaige Dolan played against two groups of Special Angels in a match that resulted in the Special Angels victory of 78 to 22.  They were lead to victory with home runs by Timmy Branchick and Charles Monesterio.  The Special Angels had a solid defense with pitchers Bella Banuls, Cassandra Ribustello, Danny Gongora and Sammy Spitzer shutting down the LPES team in 3 separate innings.

After the match, the LPES volunteers invited the Special Angels to the LPES building and held a barbecue for all participants.  “They hit every detail, from gluten free food to medals for the kids” stated Deborah Wertalik who presented the plaque to LPES volunteers. “For once I was the one who was approached for an event like this.  It was really a great reminder that there are people out there that care about changing the life of a child.”




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