A big thanks to all our volunteers and contributors!
2021 Donations Now Closed
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"Mail a Check" to: LAH, 1801 Scarlett Lane, Middletown, PA 17057. Make check payable to: LD Falcon Foundation (LDFF),
2021 LEND A HAND SPORTS CHARITY EVENT
Hosted by: LDFH Head Coach Linda Kreiser
Our 10th Annual Lend A Hand Sports Charity program will be an on line fundraising event again this year as we respect and adhere to the established COVID safety guidelines for event gatherings. We have four families this year's proceeds will be shared with, Annie Goerl, Flohr Family, Laura Spangenberg and Mariena Decker. See below for a brief description of their life changing event.
We are asking each family who supports LAH for a small donation for our four recipients. We understand times are difficult, and there are many honorable fundraisers to support, but please give what you can. We thank our supporters who have made financial donations in the past, and we hope you can do so again this year. Our deadline is June 6, 2021.
No Live event planned for 2021
No Online Auction for 2021
Donations will conclude June 6 2021.
Our 2021 LAH Recipients
Anastasia (Annie) Goerl,
Annie has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung and liver cancer. Annie is a LD graduate and at age 26 is completing her final year of optometry school which entails completing clinical experiences and passing National Boards before becoming a licensed doctor of Optometry. Annie must manage the side effects of her chemotherapy as she also deals with the Covid-19 pandemic. Annie’s father passed away from lung cancer while she was in high school and she is all too familiar with the challenges of cancer.
Monica Flohr Family, Monica Flohr worked as a recess / instructional aide at LD’s East Hanover Elementary School before succumbing to esophageal and stomach cancer in March of 2020. Monica was loved by all and she leaves behind her family, Kylee (LDHS sophomore), Ethan (LDHS senior) and Colby (LDHS ‘20) and husband, Darrin. The LAH funds will be used toward medical bills that were not covered by insurance.
Laura Spangenberg. Laura has been battling the Covid-19 virus since testing positive in January. She was on a ventilator and she was treated with paralytic medications, steroids, antibiotics and Lasix. Laura was recently moved to a rehabilitation center for an anticipated lengthy recovery. Her two sons, Luke (LDHS sophomore) and Ben (LDHS '20) are suddenly without their mother at home and being assisted by Laura’s cousin, Alexis “Sam” Moore a former LDFH player.
Mariena Decker. Mariena, a ’15 LD graduate and LD field hockey player, was involved in a life threatening auto accident in June requiring life support for four days and then extensive rehabilitation from the head and face trauma surgeons. Mariena continues to receive physical therapy and she is currently on long term disability from the Vista School where she worked with young autistic children. In February, her mother, a retired 30 year LD elementary teacher, unexpectedly passed away.
Email us at Info@lend-a-hand.net
Lend a Hand was founded and organized by
Coach Linda Kreiser,
Head Coach Lower Dauphin Field Hockey for over 40 years.
Coach Kreiser is a nationally known and recognized and has impacted the lives of thousands of young athletes over the years.
The Lend A Hand event is a program supported by the Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization
The special one-day annual Lend A Hand Sports Charity Event is highlighted with “fun” field hockey tournaments for youth, middle school, high school and adult teams from around the region. Families, friends, field hockey fans and community members attend to watch fun and competitive field hockey and enjoy all the special activities that are happening while the games are played.
Softball and baseball enthusiast are provided opportunities to support the LAH charity event. The Hummelstown Volunteer Fire Department challenges the staff of Lower Dauphin School District to a softball game. A softball home run derby for all age groups is held plus a softball clinic for young female players.
New 2019 is a baseball clinic for upcoming baseball players.
The special one-day annual Charity Event is highlighted with “fun” for All.
For the friends and siblings of players or children of adults, the “bouncy” activities are a hit!
The bags of raffle items available during the event are full of donated items from individuals and businesses from the area.
Live music entertainment offers a time to relax and enjoy the food from the concessions stand.
On-Line Auction… for those who like the challenge to bid on nice items of value.
Helping LD Families faced with:
Flood Recovery, Car Accident Recovery, MS, Cancer, ALS