Jackie Boy’s Crew Foundation was created in 2021. Its aim is to provide support to local Down Syndrome organizations and celebrate the accomplishments of people with Down Syndrome. Proceeds from The Jackie Boy’s Crew Foundation Second Annual Golf Classic will go towards supporting ACDS.
We have chosen ACDS again this year because of the outstanding work they do for our community. ACDS is dedicated to providing lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities and their families. ACDS believes that All Children Deserve Success and is committed to services that will follow children throughout their young lives into adulthood providing home and clinic based Early Intervention and Pre-school special education.
Thanks to your help and support at last year’s golf classic, the 2021 sponsorship from Jackie Boy’s Crew Foundation underwrote the costs for 65 children to participate in an adaptive soccer program in partnership with Soccer Shots. The children learned the basics of soccer, built their physical strength and endurance while also honing their teamwork and socialization skills. A significant portion of their community is below the poverty line and never would have been able to access a recreation program to build these skills without support from Jackie Boy’s Crew.
The 2021 sponsorship also allowed ACDS to fulfill a long held dream of bringing more experiential learning into their classrooms. The innovative STEM carts will be unveiled in their classrooms in September 2022. These will allow teachers to engage students in the immersive, holistic learning through which they thrive. A committee of ACDS administrators, clinicians and educators collaborated to select carts outfitted with the latest sensory products to provide an introduction to science, technology, engineering and math concepts. These STEM carts will alight their students’ creativity and imagination and will also help to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.
Please join us on October 20, 2022, for the Second Annual Jackie Boy’s Crew Foundation Golf Classic and support one of the great Long Island and national organizations for Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities.