Community Services

REF grant helps 31 students into 2013 Guinness book

June 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

By Megan McCall Megan McCall, first grade teacher at Valley View Elementary, presents her students with a rather unique opportunity every year in the fall: detoxifying their brains. The DETOX Program is a ten-day cleanse from ALL electronics.  It means ten days of going back to the basics of learning to play board games, shuffling a deck of cards, walking on stilts, [...]

Rockford Rotary awards scholarship to RHS student

June 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Seven RHS seniors participated in Rockford Rotary Club’s STRIVE program.  During their senior year they have a Rotarian mentor that connects with them weekly. Tuesday evening, May 14 at the evening Rockford Rotary club meeting, attended by all the STRIVE graduates, their families and mentors. “Since the program was started in September 2006, 100% of the STRIVE [...]

Miracle Field groundbreaking sets goal of three months to first game

May 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Surprise donation will allow accessible playground By BETH ALTENA In memory of Nate—Children wield golden shovels for groundbreaking of the Miracle League Nate Hurwitz Field on Ten Mile Road. Nate, a fan of baseball who had Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and was a member of the West Michigan Miracle League Board of Directors, passed away in 2012 at the age of 16. When [...]

Rockford Lions are miracle makers with donation of $10,000

May 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

On Wednesday, May 15, The Rockford Lions proudly watched how their funding helped make it possible for six physically challenged children to wield golden shovels in breaking ground for Rockford’s new Nate Hurwitz Miracle League Baseball Field. Now children with disabilities will have their own venue and league allowing them to enjoy playing America’s game of [...]
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