The West Babylon Senior High School girls soccer teams came together and showed their support for a fellow soccer player through an act of kindness on the field.
Lauren Lenardi, a student-athlete from Kings Park, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer two years ago and is no longer capable of playing soccer or attending school. Due to her illness and treatment, Lenardi was unable to have a Sweet Sixteen Party. The Kings Park soccer program made the decision to dedicate the game against West Babylon to Lauren, as the game was being held on her birthday.
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When the West Babylon varsity and junior varsity teams were made aware of the plan, they also agreed to each make a small donation to the Love for Lauren organization, which is aimed at alleviating some of the financial strain of Lauren’s treatment.
The West Babylon girls helped raise over $650. The donation was presented to Lauren during a halftime birthday celebration that included cake and a soccer-themed birthday card designed by West Babylon art teacher James Fulton and signed by every member of the junior varsity and varsity teams.