Hudson Valley - Warwick Valley Farm Aid 2011 Awarded With A Donation On Behalf of Students At Warwick Valley High School
September 25, 2011
Warwick, NY, September 25, 2011 - MSG Varsity and Cablevision's Power to Learn, along with Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt, Town Supervisor Mike Sweeton and Mayor Michael Newhard, recognized students at Warwick Valley High School for their fundraising efforts and participation in Charity Champions, a program developed by Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity. At the event, Cablevision Roger Connor, Director of Government Affairs and Community Relations spoke about the Charity Champions program and Warwick Valley Central School District Superintendent Dr. Ray Bryant discussed the students' fundraising efforts. Senator Carlucci and Assemblywoman Rabbitt also spoke and thanked the students for their dedication to such a worthy cause. The school was presented with $2,500 to be donated to Warwick Valley Farm Aid 2011 and $500 for the furtherance of the students' charitable activities.
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Senator Carlucci applauded Cablevision for its Charity Champions program, saying, "As we know, the farmers in the region will be coping with the consequences of the recent hurricane for a long time to come. It is truly inspiring to witness the commitment of the students at Warwick Valley High School to the farmers in our community. They are terrific role models for their peers and we are extremely proud of them."
"There is no doubt that the farmers of Warwick Valley were significantly impacted by Hurricane Irene and the subsequent flooding that occurred at the worst possible time - just before harvest," said Assemblywoman Rabbitt. "Thanks to the dedicated students at Warwick Valley High School, who saw the effects of the hurricane firsthand, the farmers are getting some much needed aid to help them maintain their livelihood. I also applaud Cablevision for programs like this that raise awareness among young people about the importance of giving back to one's community."