• ‘Hy Five Luncheon’ Supports Local Kids

    There were plenty of “High Fives” in the room at the annual Hyland Hills Foundation luncheon at Ciancio’s Restaurant at the Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills. The beneficiaries, kids who get athletic opportunities they might never have had.

    Co-Chairs Sarah Heil and Superintendent Pamela Swanson reminded the audience of all of the important work the foundation does to support children in District 50. Thousands of children play sports, attend summer camp, learn to swim and enjoy other activities through the foundation. Among the highlights, the annual Putts for a Purpose program that this year benefited the students at Westminster Elementary.

    “This is such an important partnership,” said Swanson, who is also a member of the Board of Directors.

    Mile High Sports Magazine sponsored the lunch and brought in sports radio talk show host Darren McKee, known as D-Mac to deliver the keynote speech. He talked about how important athletics were to him growing up and the impact it can have on children’s lives.

    The audience also heard from Federal Heights patrol officer Frank Turek who said the work of the Foundation goes a long way in preventing youth violence and crime by keeping children busy and engaged in productive activities.

    To highlight the connection between District 50 and the Foundation, Westminster High Schools a cappella group, “The Raging Harmonies” performed at the start of the program.

    You can learn more about the Foundation at www.hylandhillsfoundation.org

    Posted October 31, 2013