Monday, June 4, 2012
Jackie Cohen's 5-kilometer run raised money for Passaic County Special Olympics team. Cohen created community service project for her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Dozens of people donated money to the Special Olympics by particiipating in a 5-kilometer run Sunday. Jackie Cohen organized, publicized, and ran the event as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award community service project. Cohen will give the funds raised by registration fees to purchase equipment and uniforms for the Passaic County Special Olympics team. Cohen said the idea for the event came to her out of her work with special needs kids at Wayne Hills High School. “I enjoy spending time with them. They’re such great people,” Cohen previously said. “There needs to be more information out there about the Special Olympics. I didn’t even know much about it until I started my research for this project.” It is unknown how much money was donated…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Girl Scout organizing event to help Special Olympics of Passaic County.
Jackie Cohen’s 5-kilometer run to benefit the Special Olympics will take place Sunday, June 3 at A.P. Terhune Elementary School. Cohen is putting together the run to purchase equipment and uniforms for a Special Olympics team in Passaic County. Cohen is planning and running the race as the community service project for her Girl Scout gold award. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.; the run begins at 10 a.m. Registration costs $25. Children 10 and younger may participate for free. Participants can register for the event through a Web site Cohen created.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Jackie Cohen will donate the registration money to Special Olympics New Jersey.
Jackie Cohen is organizing a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics New Jersey’s Passaic County chapter. Cohen is putting together a 5-kilometer run to purchase equipment and uniforms for a team in the county. Organizing planning, and running the event is the community service project for her Girl Scout gold award. The Special Olympics New Jersey is a non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training to more than 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. A gold award is the most prestigious award a Girl Scout can receive. Cohen is a member of Troop 171. The Wayne Hills High School student has spent time with special needs students at lunch and recess through the school’s Epic program. That's where she …