May 22, 2013

Help W&L Football Send Grieving Children to Comfort Zone Camp

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee football team is partnering with Comfort Zone Camp in an effort to raise money to send 100 children to the camp free of charge.

The camp is designed to assist children who have suffered the death of a parent, sibling or primary care giver.  Founded in 1998, Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides bereavement services through confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings.

Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children ages 7-17, and are held year-round across the country. Programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each child, by identifying his or her strengths, matching with an adult mentor and teaching healthy coping skills for managing grief. The mission of Comfort Zone is to provide grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives.

The Generals' plan begins this summer with the first phase of fundraising.  Each player took home 15 cards and will seek to receive flat donations from the areas where they work and live.  The second phase will center on raising funds on campus and through the Lexington community.

If you wish to help the team in their fundraising efforts, you can visit their official giving website at www.comfortzonecamp.org/gogenerals.

If you would like more information about Comfort Zone Camps, simply visit the organization's website at http://www.comfortzonecamp.org/.

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