Photo: Students Wash Cars To Help Challenged Athletes

Car washes raise more than $400 to go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Commack students worked hard to raise more than $400 through car washes to donate to a local nonprofit organization. 

students held a car wash to raise more than $400 to donate to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a nonprogfit organization that provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. 

Commack students first learned about CAF when inspirational speaker Denise Castelli, described her story of how a broken leg led to the amputation of her foot after infection set int. 

"My prosthetist had heard about a one-day running/mobility clinic held by the Challenged Athletes Foundation. With nowhere else to turn and very little confidence under my belt, I went. That day changed my life, "Castelli in a statement, "My eyes were opened to an entire world of people who were not only amputees, but also athletes in every sense of the word. From that day on, I was determined to not let this amputation beat me. I had to find a way to not just survive, but thrive.”

Event leader Cody Olsen worked with Matthew Sandberg, and volunteers Paul Maline, Steve Marino, Joey Spencer, Sarah  Lamorte, Carly Joos, Venise Mule-Glass of Sunshine Physical Therapy, and Anthony Garcia worked to save money for the cause at in Commack. 


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