RHS junior to host volleyball-a-thon fund-raiser July 15

Event will raise money for adolescents and young adults with special needs

Ava Fazio

Ava Fazio, a junior at Ridgefield High School and varsity volleyball player, has been working with the adolescents and young adults at Healing Hearts Recreational in Stamford for the past several months to create a volleyball-a-thon at Scalzi Park in Stamford on Sunday, July 15 at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds raised from this event will go to Healing Hearts Recreational, a non-profit organization benefiting those with special needs.

“I wanted to use my love of volleyball and the skills and teamwork the activity promotes to help these young adults,” Fazio said. “Volleyball is great sport where you have to work as a team and everyone on the court needs to be present and in the moment during a game.  It helps with concentration and fosters team spirit.”

During this past spring and summer, Fazio has been teaching the Healing Hearts participants volleyball skills culminating into a volleyball-a-thon fundraiser.

“Our goal is to achieve 20 consecutive hits over the net,” she said.This will be a huge accomplishment for the participants, and the public can show support for the efforts of the Healing Hearts participants with a donation of any amount. Your contribution will have a big impact for these special adolescents and youth.”

Healing Hearts is a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with special needs. Healing Hearts addresses social and recreational needs of children, teens and adults with a variety of neuro-developmental disabilities offering programming adapted to the individual’s physical and/or cognitive and developmental challenges while emphasizing peer interactions in a safe environment.

To donate, visit: healingheartsrecreational.org/support-us/

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