Lake-Lehman girls lacrosse teams collect pajamas for Luzerne County Children & Youth Services


Lake-Lehman girls lacrosse team holds pajama drive

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com



The Lake-Lehman Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse team includes, from left, first row, Madelyn Case, Paige David, Madelyn Stuart, Ava Radel, Madison Lasinski, Lyndsey Sayre, Samantha Sutton, Ashley Solack, Rachel Shook, Courtney Tereska. Second row, Assistant Head Coach Larry Radel, Jessica Parry, Madison Tereska, Breanna Rowe, Faith Butler, Rebecca Meehan, Noam Wasik, Mackenzie Lasinski, Jordan Stefanowicz, Grace Naugle and Head Coach Kassie Keiper. Absent from the photo is Rylee Critchosin. The team recently participated in a pajama drive for Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.


The Lake-Lehman Varsity Girls Lacrosse team includes, first row, from left, Sam Spencer, Kait Premus, Grace Butler, Mikella Monaco, Kate Roberts, Becca Bonomo, Jess Evans, Emily Driscoll, Sydney Lamoreaux. Second row, Carey-Ann Keiper, Morgan Critchosin, Chloe Osborne, Caylin Patla, Katie Strohl, Alexis Barker, Izzy Radel, Alicia Galasso, Hallie Jenkins, Makalya Adams, Kyra Grzymnski, Julia Hutson. The team recently participated in a pajama drive for Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.


More info

To find out how to help Luzerne County Children and Youth Services, call 570-826-8710.

Lake-Lehman girls lacrosse team holds pajama drive

By Eileen Godin

egodin@timesleader.com

The Lake-Lehman Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse team includes, from left, first row, Madelyn Case, Paige David, Madelyn Stuart, Ava Radel, Madison Lasinski, Lyndsey Sayre, Samantha Sutton, Ashley Solack, Rachel Shook, Courtney Tereska. Second row, Assistant Head Coach Larry Radel, Jessica Parry, Madison Tereska, Breanna Rowe, Faith Butler, Rebecca Meehan, Noam Wasik, Mackenzie Lasinski, Jordan Stefanowicz, Grace Naugle and Head Coach Kassie Keiper. Absent from the photo is Rylee Critchosin. The team recently participated in a pajama drive for Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_jv-lacrosse.jpgThe Lake-Lehman Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse team includes, from left, first row, Madelyn Case, Paige David, Madelyn Stuart, Ava Radel, Madison Lasinski, Lyndsey Sayre, Samantha Sutton, Ashley Solack, Rachel Shook, Courtney Tereska. Second row, Assistant Head Coach Larry Radel, Jessica Parry, Madison Tereska, Breanna Rowe, Faith Butler, Rebecca Meehan, Noam Wasik, Mackenzie Lasinski, Jordan Stefanowicz, Grace Naugle and Head Coach Kassie Keiper. Absent from the photo is Rylee Critchosin. The team recently participated in a pajama drive for Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.

The Lake-Lehman Varsity Girls Lacrosse team includes, first row, from left, Sam Spencer, Kait Premus, Grace Butler, Mikella Monaco, Kate Roberts, Becca Bonomo, Jess Evans, Emily Driscoll, Sydney Lamoreaux. Second row, Carey-Ann Keiper, Morgan Critchosin, Chloe Osborne, Caylin Patla, Katie Strohl, Alexis Barker, Izzy Radel, Alicia Galasso, Hallie Jenkins, Makalya Adams, Kyra Grzymnski, Julia Hutson. The team recently participated in a pajama drive for Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_varsity-lacrosse.jpgThe Lake-Lehman Varsity Girls Lacrosse team includes, first row, from left, Sam Spencer, Kait Premus, Grace Butler, Mikella Monaco, Kate Roberts, Becca Bonomo, Jess Evans, Emily Driscoll, Sydney Lamoreaux. Second row, Carey-Ann Keiper, Morgan Critchosin, Chloe Osborne, Caylin Patla, Katie Strohl, Alexis Barker, Izzy Radel, Alicia Galasso, Hallie Jenkins, Makalya Adams, Kyra Grzymnski, Julia Hutson. The team recently participated in a pajama drive for Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.

LEHMAN TWP. — Comfortable pajamas to relax in and sleep was a luxury Lake-Lehman JuniorSenior High School girls Lacrosse team did not realize many other children lack.

The students were informed about the continuous need for pajamas, clothing and personal hygiene items Luzerne County Children and Youth Services faces daily after a member of the team’s booster club read an April 4 Times Leader story.

“It was a really good story,” said Christine Shook, booster club member. “I called the coach and asked if the team could collect pajamas.”

Ron Strohl, the girls varsity lacrosse coach at Lake-Lehman was eager to help the agency as well.

“Anything we can do to reach out to the community is a good idea,” he said.

After the varsity and junior varsity teams heard about children their ages removed from their homes due to abusive situations, the girls organized a pajama drive that ran from April 5 to June 2.

“I did not know (children not having pajamas) was a real problem, ” said 13-year-old Faith Butler, a seventh-grade student at Lake-Lehman.

The teams were advised to purchase pajamas in their sizes, Shook said. An agency representative told Shook they received a lot of clothing for small children but not much for teenagers.

“Pajamas are a simple thing to have,” said 14-year-old Jess Parry. “Kids should help.”

The teammates collected between 35 to 40 pairs of pajamas, Shook said.

“We need to encourage (clothing collection) with other schools,” said Kait Premus, 16, a sophomore.

At the teams’ end-of-season banquet held Thursday, June 2, Shook announced she spoke with a “lady from Children and Youth who said they received three children the other night. They did not have any pajamas for them. They had to take funds to purchase them pajamas. They also are in need of socks and pillows.”

The news created a stir among players, who began tossing around ideas for future collections.

“We could hold collections at games,” Parry said.

Another idea the team discussed was to organize a “fill the field with socks event,” where the school and community would be encouraged to donate socks to cover the lacrosse field.

“The idea to fill the field with socks has a lot of potential,” said 16-year-old Grace Butler, a sophomore.

More info

To find out how to help Luzerne County Children and Youth Services, call 570-826-8710.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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