Volunteers Raised $25K For The Campus School

The Campus School Volunteers of Boston College celebrated a highly successful fund-raising effort with a campus pep rally Sept. 28, at which the group formally donated $25,000 to the Campus School.

The school, housed in Campion Hall, offers a full range of instruction, training and therapy services to children and young adults who have multiple disabilities and complex health care needs. The volunteers' goal is to raise and donate money that will enhance the Campus School's educational and therapeutic mission, as well as promote awareness of, and support for, the school's work. Since its founding three years ago, the group has contributed $35,000.

The student-run group raised funds at various sporting events during the 1997-98 academic year, including the Alumni Beanpot Hockey Tournament, the Boston Marathon and a local golf tournament. It collected additional money through a recycling campaign and major raffle.

Members of the BC football team and cheerleading squad attended the Sept. 28 celebration, along with University administrators, faculty, staff and students.

"The event was one of the happiest days for the Campus School students," said William Lambert, director of volunteers for the school. "You could see it in the sparkle of their eyes. We hope that, through this group's activities, young people will get involved and continue the wonderful tradition that has been started."

Campus School administrators said the donated funds will help expand music and art therapy programs and provide funding for special events and field trips.

-Sean Smith

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