Invest in the Future

lightWhen the last school bell rings in late June where do the kids go? In Lowell many spend their summers just hanging around the neighborhood, bored or getting into trouble.

Future Stars Sports and Leadership Development Program has been striving to prevent that for the last 15 years. This summer 150 children ages 7 to 14 years old will spend six weeks playing baseball, soccer, creating arts and crafts, and engaging in all sorts of outdoor activities, as well as building character and forming life-long friendships.

Future Stars teaches young people – both campers and counselors – the value of teamwork, leadership skills, and works to prevent them from joining violent gangs and engaging in other highly destructive behavior.

First founded in 1998 as part of the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association’s Youth Services Department, it has been run by Light of Cambodian Children since 2002.

In order to keep the program going and to pay for transportation costs, they need your help. And what better way to help out a good cause than a night out at the Old Court?

The big bash is Thursday April 11 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. upstairs at the Old Court at 29 Central Street.

There will be live music by Bob Sevigny, I Thought They Were Models and The Pennies.

The party will have a Cambodian New Year theme. There will be complimentary Southeast Asian appetizers and light fare, a cash bar, silent and live auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. If you cannot make it, but would like to make a donation, checks made payable to Light of Cambodian Children can be sent to P.O. Box 1324 Lowell, Ma. 01853.

For more information contact Sopheap Theam 978-275-1821 or http://www.reaksmey.org

 

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