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The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Sponsors St. Mary's Summer Olympics and Basketball Tournament

NY Times LogoGarden City, NY; May 7, 2014 – The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation is proud to announce that it will provide funding to St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children to support the 2014 St. Mary's Summer Olympics (July 7 - August 28, 2014) and the 2014 Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Basketball Tournament (August 11-15, 2014). St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, a national leader in pediatric post-acute care based in Bayside, New York, offers summer camp programs to children and young adults who have complex medical conditions and physical and developmental disabilities. An extension of its Pediatric Day Healthcare Program, summer camp offerings at St. Mary's address participants' rehabilitative goals in a fun, camp environment while encouraging personal growth and healthy friendships. The summer program provides therapeutic, rehabilitative, and recreational activities to help children and young adults with special needs reach their full potential.

"St. Mary's Summer Olympics are a highlight of St. Mar's camp activities, and support from the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation will fund our basketball tournament and other fun and exciting activities throughout the summer," said Jonah Cardillo, Director of Institutional Giving at St. Mary's. "Our Summer Olympics foster sportsmanship, teambuilding and problem solving skills, all while helping our children and young adults achieve strong therapeutic outcomes."

"We are extremely excited to continue our support of St. Mary's in their efforts to provide children with special needs fun, sports-oriented activities like the St. Mary's Olympics and the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation Basketball Tournament," said Dan Gerstman, Co-Founder of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation. "The Foundation recognizes the valuable role St. Mary's plays in the lives of these children and is honored to partner with such a fine organization."

For more information about St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, please visit www.stmaryskids.org.