Holtsville, NY – Under a blue sky and shining sun families gathered at the Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Site on Sunday, April 27th to participate in the first Kaeli Kramer Foundation 5k Walk-A-Thon. The event was a tremendous success as approximately $9,000 was raised to provide for the care of rescue horses.
“When provided with an opportunity, Brookhaven residents always show their kindness and generosity,” said Daniel P. Losquadro, Brookhaven Town Superintendent of Highways. “This event was very well organized and incorporated activities the entire family could enjoy.”
Boy Scout Troop 100 of Holtsville had volunteers at the walk-a-thon helping out at the face painting station and with the overall setup.
“By participating in these types of events, it teaches scouts to give back to their community and also teaches them a sense of responsibility,” said Robert Robinson, a committee chairperson for Boy Scout Troop 100 in Holtsville. “We are very fortunate to have this type of facility in Brookhaven because it benefits the community in so many different ways.”
“It was fantastic seeing so many smiles on children’s faces as they engaged in the various activities,” said Linda Kramer, president of the Kaeli Kramer Foundation. “The goal of this event was not only to raise money for the care of rescue horses, but also to educate and inform kids about these great animals. I want to thank Superintendent Losquadro for allowing our foundation to use the Ecology Site for this event and everyone who came out and showed support.”