NORTHRIDGE, Calif. –
Recently, CSUN hosted 25 young athletes from Camp Chesed for a two-day multi-sport camp on campus. Campers joined CSUN coaches and student-athletes from the men’s soccer, women’s tennis and baseball programs to take part in instruction and skills activities on July 1st and 2nd.
Camp Chesed is Los Angeles’ oldest camp for Jewish children with special needs. In addition to holding events throughout the year, the organization partners with local entities for camps and also runs an ongoing Big Brother/Sister program.
"This camp was a wonderful opportunity for the children to be active and have fun,” said CSUN Assistant Athletic Director for Administration Ryan Swartwood. “Seeing the joy on the faces of the children was tremendously rewarding and we hope to partner on more events with Camp Chesed in the future."
Jacques Hay, owner of Award Winners in Northridge, has been conducting this camp completely free of charge for special needs children and their families for the past two decades. For more information about Camp Chesed, please visit http://www.campchesed.com.