from National Director Bill Sullivan …
Recently the AOH Connecticut State Board’s 9th Annual Softball Tournament was held at Foote Field in Milford, CT, and was hosted by the JFK Division 1 of Bridgeport, CT. Divisions across the “Constitution State” fielded teams in this annual tournament of goodwill. Each year a particular charity is selected to receive the proceeds from this endeavor. The recipient selected for the proceeds of this year’s game was the Arthur C. Luft Children’s Burn Camp, which is located in Union, CT, which is on the Massachusetts state line near Sturbridge MA.
Founded in 1991 by the late Arthur C Luf, this camp is located on 176 acres with its own pond for swimming and boating. Children ages 8 to 18 from around the world, who have survived life-altering burn injuries, are eligible to attend free of charge. All expenses for lodging, meals, activities and programs are paid for by the Foundation. The Luf Children’s Burn Camp is the only one of its kind in the Northeastern part of the US. Active and retired firefighters from the East Coast of the US, along with medical personal specially trained in treating burn survivors, serve as counselors to these children without any remuneration. The purpose of the Luf Children’s Burn Camp is to help burn victims overcome their anxieties, develop and enhance their physical skills, and allow them to move beyond their scarring and burn injuries.
Congratulations to the Connecticut State Board and its members for annually supporting causes like the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. You make us all proud to be members of the oldest, largest and greatest Catholic organization in our country, the AOH!