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Team JASY Recognizes Lackmann, Celebrates Jamaica Day


On Thursday, March 29, St. John Fisher College’s Team JASY (Jamaican Advantage Thru Sports for Youth) celebrated Jamaica Day, complete with a warehouse sale fundraiser for their upcoming service trip, Jamaican-themed décor around campus, a Jamaican food feast provided by Lackmann Culinary Services, and a special recognition ceremony for Lackmann.

JASY teammates from Fisher and the co-founder of JASY Camp, David McEneany ’66, presented Andrea Maccarone, Director of Food Services for Lackmann, and Head Chef Joel Kraft with a plaque recognizing their support and promotion of JASY Camp. Over the past two years, Lackmann has raised $7,500 through their Iron Chef competition held each spring semester. The next competition will take place Tuesday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Ward/Haffey dining hall, and Team JASY will try and defend their cooking title!

This was the third warehouse sale fundraiser so far this semester, which is hosted by Mike DeLario, who donates 10% of his proceeds each time. While last week’s sale totals are still being calculated, the two previous sales raised over $1,000.

This May, a group of 28 volunteers from Fisher will be headed back to the JASY Camp (three alums, five faculty/staff, and 20 students), and will be joined by an additional eight volunteers, the other camp co-founder, and several who have already volunteered at JASY Camp. The group departs on May 18 and returns on May 27.

JASY Camp provides two annual week-long summer camps for economically disadvantaged Jamaican youth from Kingston. The main camp utilizes sports training as a vehicle to improve self-esteem, physical well-being, teamwork, Christian values, and cross-cultural learning.

To find out how you can help JASY Camp, visit Fisher’s Community Service website.

JASY Lackmann

(From L to R): Sally Vaughan, Patrick Murphy, Joe Smith, JASY Camp co-founder David McEneany '66, Lackmann representatives Andrea Maccarone and Head Chef Joel Kraft, Jess Pulver, Mike Reilly '08, and Bill Walter.

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