Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame added two organizations serving county youths to its donations in 2023. Supported for the first time with $1,000 gifts are:
- Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center
- Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development
The organization renewed its donations of $2,000 each to:
- Aaron's Acres of Lancaster.
- Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster.
- Challenger of Lancaster County Little League.
Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center is a nonprofit organization that has been providing quality equine-assisted activities for children and adults with special needs since 1981. The program grows every year and after starting with seven riders, it now has more than 50 riders participating in lessons each week. It also offers a monthly unmounted clinic series for individuals who want to learn more about horses from the ground level.
In first photo below, Steph Fleck, Greystone program director, accepts the donation from Hall of Fame board member Bill Bert. From left are volunteers Logan H. and Dorothy T.; Jon S., atop Sampson; Jenn Rummel, Greystone executive director; board member Paul Nicklaus; Fleck; Bert; Sierra H., riding Neptune; and volunteer Pam K.
Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development says it serves more than 4,000 children every year, providing outpatient and in-home pediatric therapy services, including occupational, physical, speech-language and behavioral therapy, for children birth to age 21. It also offer high-quality early education preschool and childcare services, recreation programs and summer camps. It aims to identify every child's unique capabilities and help them achieve their fullest potential.
In second photo below, James Debord, Schreiber president, receives the donation from board members Ed Flick and Barbara Barr.
Aaron's Acres' website says it embraces possibilities beyond disabilities: "Since 1998, Aaron’s Acres has provided children and young adults with disabilities something very unique -- possibility. The possibility to learn, to grow, and to succeed despite any challenges. With every family we serve, our goal is always the same: to provide social and recreational programs that nurture important socialization and communication skills. All children regardless of ability can partake in the Aaron’s Acres experience."
In third photo below, Risa Paskoff, executive director of Aaron's Acres, receives her organization's Hall of Fame donation from board members Jack Blackman, left, and Jack Segro.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster has served youth in the Lancaster community since 1939, providing daily programs and services to nearly 2,000 young people each year. The club is open daily with programs that emphasize academic success, career enhancement, character and leadership development, and healthy lifestyles.
In top photo, board members Kenny Myers, left and Tony Woods present a check to a Boys and Girls Club CEO Karen Schloer.
"Challenger of Lancaster County Little League has been providing children with physical and intellectual challenges the opportunity to experience baseball since 1989 and serves ages ranging from 5 to 37 years old. In 2023 it participated in Little League International's Challenger Division Exhibition Game during the summer's Little League World Series in Williamsport.
At bottom, board members Bruce Daveler and Ken Gerber present a donation to Mike Laverty and Luke Senkowski of Challenger of Lancaster County Little League.