Katy’s Courage will be hosting their tenth annual skate-a-thon at Buckskill Winter Club on Saturday, March 12th beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Katy’s Courage is a non-profit organization that honors Katy Stewart, a precious little girl who inspired all who knew her throughout her short lifetime before she passed away of a rare pediatric cancer at 12 years young.
Katy’s parents Jim Stewart and Brigid Collins have kept her memory alive through their fundraising efforts, and since they began Katy’s Courage organization in 2012, they have dedicated their mission to education and support for families and children through scholarships, children’s bereavement support, and pediatric cancer research. Jim says, “We are an ever-growing organization with a dedicated focus to expanding our abilities and resources to provide help for those who need it.”
The Skate-a-thon has been an anticipated annual event in the Hamptons community year after year. It was started by the DeGroot family, the owners of Buckskill Winter Club. Their daughters Annabel and Harriet were close friends of Katy’s, making this event truly special in multiple capacities.
Katy’s Courage hosts fundraising events throughout the whole year with unmatched support from the Hamptons community. Jim says, “We have been fortunate to have a direct relationship with all of the fundraising events and our generous sponsors. They have all been started by friends. They are all vital to the support of our efforts.”
Katy’s Courage will also be hosting the annual Love Bites event later this month, which will be another night to remember in the Hamptons community. Then, in April, they will be holding a 5K race fundraiser event. Katy’s Courage is always active in their efforts with an array of different events year-round. When asked about how important the East End has been in supporting their fundraising endeavors throughout the year, Jim said, “We think what makes these events unique would be the local support and organization by our friends. All of the events are made special by friends and family.”
Be on the lookout for Katy’s Courage events throughout the year, all of which are always a fun time, great success, and for an important cause in honor of Katy Stewart’s memory. Jim says, “We will continue to support grieving children and families facing the death of a loved one.”
At the skate-a-thon on March 12th, eventgoers will have the chance to stop by the annual bake sale for treats and a raffle drawing. To register for hockey or curling, participants can do so online at www.buckskillwinterclub.com, emailing [email protected], or calling the club directly at 631-324-2243. The schedule for the day can also be found on their website.
Time to lace up the skates, indulge in some delicious baked goods, and keep all the families who need community support in mind at this fun event on Saturday that is sure to be a success.
To learn more about Katy’s Courage and their important ongoing mission visit www.katyscourage.org.