Special Needs VIPs

By Talon Contributor Sarah Wong ’14

A splash of paint, a mess of frosting on jerseys, a grin from a kid. This Sunday morning proved to be an incredible day.

Key Club  and a crowd of other students volunteered to face paint, decorate cookies and toss bean bags with special-needs children at the American Youth Soccer Organization VIP Sports Festival of the San Fernando Valley. Physically- emotionally- and intellectually-challenged youths, who don’t often get a chance at team sports, also got to play soccer.

Not only a perfect day weather-wise, Nov. 3, 2013, was the perfect Apostolic Works service.

A culmination of the effort of Key Club’s VP of Community of Service Natasha Tandler, the Key Club and the leadership team, joined by a crowd of students, volunteered their time to provide entertainment and eats while enjoying each others’ company.

Miss Tandler baked more than 100 sugar cookies the day before the AYSO festival and coordinated service hours with other Chaminade students. Mrs. Kelly Benning, our librarian and Key Club moderator, took care of event logistics and invited other students to volunteer.