Take Me Out to the Ballgame …

!DSC00367!!DSC00376  Zach Lebovitz went to his first NFL game when he was just 3 years old.

Ten years later, he still loves going to sporting events. Baseball, hockey, football; you name it, he’s there. So it may be no surprise that for his Bar Mitzvah project he wanted to share his passion for sports with others.

Since the Friendship Circle is a cause that’s close to the Lebovitz family’s hearts, Zach decided his Bar Mitzvah project would be to raise funds to send FC children and their families to a ball game.

Zach used the Friendship Circle’s online personal giving web tool, WeCare, to create a fundraising page for his “Game-Day Experience” project. There, the teen laid out his goal of taking FC families to sporting events.

“My campaign is simple,” Zach wrote on his WeCare page. “I need to find friends, family members, community leaders who will help me by helping to sponsor a family of the Friendship Circle Community and provide them with a ‘Game-Day Experience.’ ”

His dream of letting FC families experience the joy of a ball game came true on August 26 when more than 50 people, including 10 FC families, were treated to a Somerset Patriots baseball game in Bridgewater, N.J.

“Zach loved seeing the look on everybody’s faces, especially when they were all giving high-fives to the mascot!” says his mother Amy Lebovitz. “He was touched to see how whole families had fun and he saw how everybody benefitted as a family.”

And Zach’s just getting started. As Amy Lebovitz explains, “He plans on organizing a hockey and basketball event soon, and maybe, one day, a football game, too.”
To create your own fundraising campaign visit the WeCare page here.

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