On Friday, February 22nd, the students and staff of Bentley School celebrated the memory of the late Joslyn Snow a former educational assistant of Bentley School with a hockey game.
The hockey game was a fundraiser for the Joslyn Snow Memorial Project that was based on a wish from Joslyn for new playground equipment that the community could enjoy shortly before her passing.
“We’ve always had a student and staff hockey game but this year we are renaming it to the Joslyn Snow Memorial Winter Classic and it will be an annual event that we do with our students,” Lane Moore, Principal of Bentley School and Chair of the Joslyn Snow Memorial Project.
The hockey game was a great way of getting students, staff, parents, and spectators involved in the project. Everyone was able to give something whether it was skates on the ice, or an admission fee or money towards a raffle and all was in memory of Joslyn Snow.
“We really want to get our kids involved in it. They are the future of our community so we really wanted to have them involved in this and this is just one of the fun activities to have them get involved as well,” added Moore.
Bentley School has been fundraising for the project for around a year and a half but the playground does not come at a small cost.
“It’s a 525,000-dollar project that we are doing and we’re raising funds to replace all of our playgrounds because they are outdated and then put a sports court or hard top surface for our junior and senior high students,” said Moore.
Despite the cost of the playground, Moore believes that they will be reaching their goal shortly.
“We just got another 5,000-dollar donation today so we’re at about $471,000 (in donations so far). So, we’re about $51,000 away from our target and we’re going to try to get this built in the spring and the summer.”
The community of Bentley will only be enhanced by the giving spirit that the memory of Joslyn Snow leaves with its residents, staff, and students of the Bentley School.
To donate to the Joslyn Snow Memorial Playground Project or learn more about it, click here.