When you finish a meal you do not expect to hear loud music, people singing at the top of their lungs and see enthusiastic dancing all around. For some people these frivolities can be shocking. Unless…. you are spending one of the best weeks of your life at the most amazing place on earth. When I first walked onto the camp site over nine years ago, I had no idea how much Camp Fatima would change my life. Countless people, staff and campers have shown me the true meaning of life. Camp has an unexplainable cycle of love, commitment, and remarkable connection between volunteers and campers which is often referred to as “Fatimagic.” I have tried to put into words just how much camp means to me, but words cannot do “Fatimagic” its due justice.
What camp means in the words of a special camper Gionna AKA Gigi; “Camp Fatima means the world to me, I met some awesome people there. It’s a camp filled with lots of fun things to do and awesome people to meet. I always say the people from Camp Fatima are ‘gifts from God’. It’s a camp for special needs kids and young adults like myself it’s the BEST week of the summer!”
Just two years ago an amazing partnership was formed between a camper and volunteer. Anton and Tony worked together to tackle a marathon! I was inspired to incorporate this into a passion of mine… jump in a lake for a swim, then run to your bike for a ride, and finish by ditching the bike and going on a run. Triathlons have helped transform my life over the last year and a half by allowing me to shed unwanted pounds and become a healthier person overall. Triathlons have been life changing for me physically as well as emotionally. Meeting new people, being encouraged and cheered on by fellow athletes, family, friends and even perfect strangers is exhilarating! I want to give a camper I met last summer an opportunity to compete in a triathlon with me.
Inspired by team “Anton-Y” Gionna and I decided to work together in a similar fundraiser for our favorite camp in the world.
This summer on July 20th at Mercer County Park in
West Windsor, NJ Gionna and I will be competing in the New Jersey State Sprint Triathlon!
If you would like to donate to our cause (all proceeds go directly to Camp Fatima) please visit:
http://www.campfatimanj.org/donate.php and in the Tribute for section please type in “Gigi and Lisa’s Triathlon”
Thank you so much for your support!!
Chili’s ® cordially invites you to Camp Fatima Night!
CHILI’S IS FIRED UP ABOUT HELPING OUT!!
With each flyer presented on Camp Fatima Night, Chili’s will donate 10% of the sales you bring in to Camp Fatima. Let us do the cooking and support Camp Fatima at the same time!
Thursday, June 20, 2013 is the LAST Camp Fatima Night before Camp this summer! It runs from noon to 11 p.m. Only at:
Chili’s East Rutherford
140 Rt. 17 North
East Rutherford, NJ
We look forward to seeing you here!
SAVE THE DATE!
Monday September 30th, 2013
Preakness Hills Country Club | 1050 Ratzer Road | Wayne, NJ
Dear Camp Fatima Families and Friends,
With love and pride, the 2013 Fall Classic Committee would like to invite you
to our Third Annual Fall Classic!
We feel blessed to be able to raise funds for such a worth while group of amazing
young men and women. We hope that you will be pleased with our efforts and
look forward to seeing you!
A flyer with all the details will be available soon. Please check back.
Your 2013 Fall Classic Committee