It was an unforgettable sight to behold, as one after another, in wheelchairs, adaptable strollers, on crutches and by foot, dozens of special children from Camp HASC crossed the finish line in Prospect Park, Brooklyn in the first ever Camp HASC Run this past Sunday.
Along with the children and adults with special needs from Camp HASC who participated in the race, over 500 runners, family members, friends, staff, alumni and supporters of Camp HASC participated in the amazing event, running, biking, walking and cheering in support of Camp HASC. Highlighted by a10K Run and Bike-a-thon and live concert and BBQ in the park, it was a beautiful, sunny day filled with inspiration, Achdus and fun.
State Senator Simcha Felder, a close friend and dedicated supporter of Camp HASC remarked how the event succeeded in bringing the magic of Camp HASC from “Upstate, down to Brooklyn.”2.1KHelios to join Japanese missions to the moon – Yafit OvadiaNextStayabout:blank
For over 40 years, Camp HASC – The Hebrew Academy for Special Children – has been the Jewish community’s flagship summer program for individuals with special needs, intellectual, and physical disabilities. Camp HASC is a unique fusion of world-class academic, therapeutic and recreational programming which enables the development of each individual’s potential in a magical summer camp environment often called “the happiest place on earth”.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Pini Ringel joined the event to show their support, which drew participants from all Five Boroughs, from all over the New York and New Jersey area and drew participants who flew in from Israel, Canada and California. Mrs. Shaindy Lisker, a proud Camp HASC parent, thanked the organizers for creating a “beautiful opportunity for the community to come together and support the wonderful work that Camp HASC does. Eli is so thrilled to spend time with his counselors and friends!”