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Coal Township Hosts Basketball Tournament to Support Camp Koala

September 01, 2022 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

A group of people with one in the middle holding a check

SCI Coal Township hosted a “Hoops for a Cure” basketball tournament from May to July to support Camp Koala and raise awareness for mental health. With the support of the Coal Township staff and inmate community, inmate volunteers and referees, Certified Peer Specialists and supervisors, Triumph Organization, activities department, Lifeline Organization, and administration, $4,027 was raised to donate to Camp Koala.

Camp Koala holds bereavement camps and support groups at no charge to local hospitals, hospices, community organizations, and schools for grieving children and teens who have experienced a death.

This money was raised by the entrance fee to the “Around the World” shootout and 5-on-5 basketball teams, along with a Tastykake sale, and donation from both Triumph and Lifeline. The volunteers and champions were awarded a pizza party hosted by Triumph.

Pictured above from left: Kate Santelli, CCII (Lifeline Advisor), Mike Menapace, CCII (Lifeline Advisor), Paul Randell, CAM (Triumph Advisor), Lisa Streett-Liebetrau (Founder/CEO of Camp Koala), Jennifer Pizzoli, PSS (CPS Advisor), Chris Christian, CCII (CPS Advisor), DSCS Victor Mirarchi. 

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