LARC supports Cerebral Palsy Association

The Long Beach Public Schools’ Learning Activities to Raise Creativity (LARC) program proudly raised $1,919 for the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County through the CP Nassau Trivia Challenge Fundraiser.

LARC students representing East, Lido, Lindell and West elementary schools, as well as Long Beach Catholic Regional School, participated in the trivia challenge, and a team of four LARC students placed third in the trivia challenge finals.

As part of the experience, CP Nassau employees and members visited the Long Beach students and described their lives. One guest used a computer device to communicate. Students were motivated to help raise money for the organization in order to provide more resources, such as the computer device for others with cerebral palsy.

Student Teagan Urich raised $900 on her own by asking family and friends to sponsor her in the challenge. She was already aware of the organization’s significance, as two of her aunts work at CP Nassau. Ronin Rugolsky, Melinda DeSantis, Dylan Dean and Teagan Urich won the trivia challenge at the school level and went on to represent Long Beach LARC with a third-place win in the finals.