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Step Up for Down Syndrome Held to Raise Awareness

Step Up for Down Syndrome Held to Raise Awareness

The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM), a non-profit organization that strives to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, invites the public to celebrate Down syndrome and raise awareness at the Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk to be held Saturday, October 8, 2011, at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids, MI from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

One of several hundred of its kind across the county, the overarching goal of Step Up for Down Syndrome is to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in the larger society and raise funds for programming and services on a local level.

It is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate.  Individuals with Down syndrome invite their friends, family members, teachers, co-workers, or community members to walk with them. 

Reed Kamyszek named Student Athlete of the Year at Syracuse

Reed Kamyszek named Student Athlete of the Year at Syracuse

To: Reed W Kamyszek
Subject: Your Syracuse University Named Scholarship
Dear Reed,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected as a 2011-12 recipient of the Richard C. and Claire B. Kleinhans Athletic Scholarship Endowed Fund.
As a recipient of this scholarship, this is your opportunity to help us thank our donors for their support. Without the generosity of these donors, scholarships such as yours would not be possible.

Thank you,

Karen Trendell
Senior Stewardship Coordinator
Office of Donor Relations, Syracuse University
820 Comstock Ave.
Syracuse, NY  13244

Reed is a Kenowa Hills High graduate, Class of 2010

NFL Competition for youth comes to the Salvation Army Kroc Center

NFL Competition for youth comes to the Salvation Army Kroc Center

News Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Rapids, Mich.,September 16, 2011 – Football season is here and the National Football League (NFL) excitement will be happening right in Grand Rapids at the local The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

Established in 1961, the NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 15 to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing, and kicking in a fun and engaging environment. The event is taking place at several venues around the country and the only location in Grand Rapids is at The Salvation Army Kroc Center at 2500 S. Division. The Punt Pass & Kick program is free, open to the public and is one of the oldest NFL Youth Football programs.

Final week to register for youth golf classes

 Final week to register for youth golf classes

Grand Rapids, MI August 31, 2011 – The First Tee of West Michigan and Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation have partnered to offer youth golf classes to boys and girls ages 7-17. This is the final week to register for The First Tee of West Michigan’s fall classes.

Instructors teach the basics of golf along with life skills in a curriculum based on The First Tee's "Nine Core Values" – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, courtesy, confidence, responsibility, respect, perseverance and judgment.

Classes are open to all interested boys and girls age 7-17 regardless of golfing ability or experience. If needed, golf equipment and related materials are provided. Fees are $60 for a six class session, but students eligible for free or reduced price school lunch pay only $5 for six classes.

Local Trail Report - Kent Trails West 2

Local Trail Report - Kent Trails West 2

In the continuing series on local trails, this edition focuses on a small portion of the expansive Kent Trails system running from just South of John Ball Park to Johnson Park in Walker. 

Local Trail Report - Kent Trails West 1

Local Trail Report - Kent Trails West 1

In the continuing series on local trails, this edition focuses on a small portion of the expansive Kent Trails system running from just South of John Ball Park to the West Trailhead in Grandville.