NORTH ROCKLAND, N.Y. - North Rockland High School held its second annual Sports Day For Charity Saturday, with hundreds of people visiting the event geared toward raising money for Friends of Karen, The Boomer Esiason Foundation and Stand Up 2 Cancer.
More than $14,000 has been raised for charity this year and over $30,000 has been raised by Team LaBier, LLC - a third grade class business www.teamlabier.com - which started raising awareness and money for charity five years ago.
Visitors to North Rockland High School Saturday had a choice of 25 sports zones/stations such as obstacle courses, carnival zone, gaga pit, zumba, nine square in the air, and sports of every kind. All of the school's sports teams, including over 300 athletes, participated.
The event was started last year by Jen LaBier, a third-grade teacher at Stony Point Elementary. "We've had a great turnout, and everybody has been having a great time raising money for the causes," LaBier told Daily Voice.
The Opening Ceremony took place at Casarella Stadium at Cordisco Field. Over 200 high school athletes and kids were led to the ceremony by police escort on motorcycles and mounted horseback from the Rockland County PBA and Rockland County Sheriff's Dept.