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November 17 • 04:48 PM
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4-H Club to Host Dodgeball Tournament to Raise Money for The Smile Train Foundation


03/30/2012 - Come and play dodgeball at Coleman High School in Hurley! The Coleman Cares 4-H Club of Ulster County will host a Dodgeball Tournament on Friday, April 20 in the gymnasium at the John A. Coleman High School located at 430 Hurley Avenue in Kingston.

The cost is $100 per team, no limit on how many members. Eight people to start, two girls must start. Must be 13 years old and up to participate. Registration begins at 5:30pm in the main lobby. Game starts at 6:00pm. To register, email ColemanCares4@gmail.com or call the Coleman High School Office at 845-338-2750.

All proceeds will benefit a new water bottle filling station for the Coleman High School and The Smile Train Foundation. Coleman students are hoping that installing a water bottle filling station in the school will help to eliminate the waste of plastic water bottles. Smile Train is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City with the mission of providing free corrective surgery for children with cleft lip and palate in about 80 developing countries. Founded in 1999, Smile Train focuses on providing free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals. By March 2008, Smile Train had facilitated more than 280,000 cleft surgeries in 74 countries, raising $84 million with a staff of 30 people. By 2011, it had assisted over 650,000 children.

This event is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's 4-H Youth Development Program. For more information about Ulster County's 4-H Youth Development Program call 845-340-3990.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org. Follow us on www.facebook.com. CCEUC provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the CCEUC office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

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