Happy New Year from all of us at League School. We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to start what is sure to be a great 2023.
As we turn the calendar we wanted to take a look back at some of the more memorable moments from 2022 and acknowledge all of the people who made it such a successful year.
The year kicked off with multiple graduations. At League School, a graduation is a special ceremony where we not only say goodbye to a student but also join with their family, friends and teachers to note their accomplishments and recognize who they’ve become.
In April we held our second annual #LEAGUESTRONG Bikeathon, which attracted more than 50 participants to ride in-person or at home in support of League School. We raised valuable funds for our Outdoor Learning Space campaign.
A month later we held our 5K Walk/Run For Autism, an amazing opportunity for families, friends, and members of the autism community to see first-hand the impact of their support. With more than 140 registered participants, we raised a record amount for our school. All of our students helped kick off the event with a fitness challenge, which also took place on campus.
We also – after a two-year delay resulting from the pandemic – had the opportunity to finally honor retired Executive Director Frank Gagliardi. We celebrated Frank and his 12-year service to the League School’s mission of helping students with Autism develop to their fullest potential.
Later in the summer we held our “FORE” Autism Golf Classic, which featured a full field of golfers returning for a beautiful day of golf at Franklin Country Club in support of our school. An inspirational welcome from League School student, Evan, kicked off the day.
August saw the final completion of our new Outdoor Learning Space, which was funded entirely through support from our generous sponsors and friends. The space is more than just a playground, it’s an extension of our educational approach of helping advance students’ social skills and physical activity.
Later that month we took part in the historic running of the 50th Falmouth Road Race. Our team had 25 participants who ran on behalf of our students. League School’s team continues to grow as part of the Numbers for Non-Profits Program, and we plan to keep the momentum going with a successful race in 2023.
Our largest annual fundraising event, Night of Champions took place in September and brought together more than 240 members of our community. A full program, including a speech from one of our students, dinner, and auction/raffle items were enjoyed by all guests.
These are just a few of the events that shaped 2022, but of course we can’t overlook the amazing staff members who work tirelessly on behalf of our students every single day. We know 2023 is going to be another great year at League School, and look forward to sharing all of the exciting news with our school community.