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Project Morry's "Party With A Purpose"
04/03/2011 - By Ardsley, NY

Project Morry's "Party With A Purpose"

On Sunday, April 3, 2011, Project Morry held its 1st Annual “Party With a Purpose” event at LIFE – The Place To Be, in Ardsley, NY.

Over 350 moms, dads and kids enjoyed an afternoon of games, rock climbing, laser tag, bowling, face painting and a raffle, all to benefit Project Morry. Project Morry is a nonprofit, year-round youth development organization dedicated to giving inner-city children from New York and Connecticut a year-round adventure in learning through school meetings and support and an intensive summer camp program.
“Sunday's event was truly a "party" with a fantastic "purpose." There were so many families at the event that were having fun and making friends while generously supporting the incredible Project Morry cause! I feel very grateful to have been part of such a wonderful fundraising event with attendees that ranged from children, to teens, to adults! ” Laurie Rinke, event co-chair.
The family friendly event was co-chaired by Hilary and Billy Cooper and Laurie Rinke and was in Celebration of the Camps who have contributed so significantly through their participation in Project Morry’s Camps that Give. Additional support for the event was provided by HINT Water, SONU Beverages, Travesties Entertainment Inc., Mark Weinsten, Bolduc's Apparel, FUNDEX games and Send in the Clowns.
Event Chairs were Hilary and William Cooper and Laurie Rinke. The Event Committee members included Debbie Abrams, Rebecca Berman, Marci and Rick Caplan, Michelle and Tom Coleman, Carolyn Dorfman, Susan Flaxman, Becky Genauer, Veronica Guerrero, Beatriz Goldstein, Emily Haseltine, Jon and Sara Hess, Haryn Intner, Pam Kerlan, Michelle and David Kroin, Josh Male, Karen and David Miller, Karen Nadel, Denise and Finbar Regan, Danit Schreiber, Jamie Sirkin, Lucy Udell and Zach Zelikovic.

Project Morry is a nonprofit, year round youth development organization anchored by a residential summer camp with an educational focus. The organization is dedicated to giving inner-city children enriching learning opportunities through a curriculum based on school meetings and an intensive summer camp program. The children benefit from a network of support and gain increased social skills, enhanced self-esteem, positive core values and a greater sense of personal responsibility. Project Morry is named in honor of Morry Stein, whose life was dedicated to the enrichment of children’s lives through the residential camp experience. For more information, log onto www.projectmorry.org.

Photos: Brittany Berman

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