High Notes: Disabled children, community groups, Lions

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities
Ian Morrison of East Greenbush competes in the 15th annual Saratoga Lions Memorial Duathlon on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
Ian Morrison of East Greenbush competes in the 15th annual Saratoga Lions Memorial Duathlon on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

In Mechanicville, the Mechanicville Area Community Service Center (MACSC) is teaming up with Stewart’s Shops to raise at least $50,000 for the organization through a matching program to support programs for area youth, parents and seniors. MACSC’s resource center in Mechanicville — which serves residents in Mechanicville, Stillwater, Halfmoon, Waterford and Schaghiticoke — provides services for more than 6,000 area residents each year, with programs ranging from a food pantry to child care to services for domestic violence victims and senior citizens.

Local businesses have supported the matching-fund effort with donations, and an anniversary celebration for MACSC’s 50th anniversary will be held June 13 at Park Tavern to shine the light on the organization’s efforts to serve the community.
For more information  on MACSC, visit: https://www.mechanicvilleacsc.org/

In Saratoga Springs, more than 200 athletes helped raise money for programs supported by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club to help veterans, people suffering from hearing and vision issues, diabetes and community groups through the 15th annual Memorial Duathlon.

The duathlon featured three stages — two 5k runs and a 30k bike ride — on the grounds of the Saratoga Casino Hotel. The race not only raised money for Lions Club charitable activities, but also helped athletes in their preparation for triathlons.
For more information on the Saratoga Springs Lions Club, visit: http://www.saratogaspringslions.com/.

In Saratoga Springs, the Dake Foundation for Children raised more than $102,000 for its charitable efforts to help children with disabilities through its Childs Play 10: Springfest 2019 event at Saratoga National Golf Course. Among other activities, the event featured an auction that included SPAC concert tickets and dinners. The foundation was established in 2009 to provide children with disabilities the tools they need to become as independent as possible.

All profits from this year’s event will be used to help local children with disabilities receive grants for adaptive equipment that cannot be funded through insurance. For more information on the Dake Foundation, visit https://www.dakefoundation.org/.

High Notes is a Monday feature of The Gazette Opinion section spotlighting the good being done in our communities by individuals, charitable organizations, schools, colleges and businesses. Send your suggestions for High Notes to Editorial Page Editor Mark Mahoney at [email protected]

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