Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lawyer's Lend-A-Hand Provides Outing for Cabrini Connections!

The Cabrini Connections' program is not just about tutoring and mentoring here in the center. We are always looking to provide opportunities for our staff, volunteers, and students to get out into the community to relax and enjoy the city. On Tuesday evening Program Assistant, Bradley Troast and new volunteer Joanna Michelson took a group of seven students to a Chicago Sky WNBA game. The Sky played Western Conference-leading Phoenix Mercury. The game was full of scoring runs and great defense by both teams but the home team fell to the Mercury in the closing minutes and the game ended with a score of 106-99.

The Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection organization would like to thank Genita Robinson and the Lawyer's-Lend-A-Hand organization with providing this opportunity for us and also for continuously funding the Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection's programs. We would also like to thank Mike at the Chicago Sky for not only assisting with the ticket process but for actually delivering the tickets to Cabrini Connections.

We were able to provide this opportunity to several students who have taken advantage of our summer programming and to several of our new students and volunteers. Though our regular tutoring scheduling runs during the academic year, our center is open all summer and we encourage students and volunteers to make use of it. Lastly, we would like to commend the Sky for their work in the community. Last night they honored Women of Inspiration at halftime, and The Sky Cares Foundation supports the Sky's mission of building girls' self-esteem and providing girls and young women with positive mentors. Tutor/Mentor Connection could be a great resource for fulfilling that mission, so we will be in touch with them.

Go Sky!

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