Fundraiser to Benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Honors Memory of School Administrator

Friday, October 18, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013 - SYOSSET, N.Y. -- Who:          Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck staff and board members
         Members of the Shapiro Family

What:          Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will be hosting a fundraiser in memory of Jodi Shapiro, a Special Education Administrator of Manhasset Schools, who suddenly passed away after a brief battle with Cancer at the age of 39. All of the proceeds from the event will go to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, with a fundraising goal of $10,000. This event will feature raffles, live music and a hot wing eating contest.

         Ms. Shapiro, who joined the ManhassetSchool District in 2009, created special education programs for children who were enrolled in preschool through sixth grade at Shelter Rock, MunseyPark, Our Lady of Grace, and St. Mary’s elementary schools. She was promoted to Assistant Director of Committees on Preschool Special Education and Elementary Special Education in 2012 and had a true passion for helping others. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck aims to help children with special needs, which was a cause that Ms. Shapiro strongly supported.

When:          Saturday, October 19
         1 p.m. to 5 p.m

Where:          Hurricane Grill and Wings

         275 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset

Directions:     From the East: LIE to Rte. 135 N/Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway toward Syosset. On Rte. 135, take Exit 14W, then merge onto Rte. 25 W/Jericho Turnpike toward Jericho. Stay on Rte. 25 for 1.1 miles. Hurricane Grill and Wings will be on the right-hand side and is located just past Bruce Street on Jericho Turnpike.

         From the West: LIE to Exit 44E for Rte. 25 towards Syosset. Merge onto Rte 25 E/Jericho Turnpike. Hurricane Grill and Wings will be 3.2 miles on the left-hand side.

Photo Ops:    Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck staff and board members with members of the Shapiro family, Members of the Shapiro family speak about Jodi Shapiro.


Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck ( was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded entirely by donations and is a special place where children with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. Children participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for youngsters who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.

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