New name, new logo, same cause for special rec group
BOLINGBROOK — The Joliet Bolingbrook Special Recreation Association was officially rebranded the Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA) at a launch party Thursday evening.
The name rebranding has been a year in the making for the group, which has provided activities for Bolingbrook and Plainfield residents with special needs since 2005.
The name change allows the group to properly reflect the communal unity between Bolingbrook and Plainfield, Bolingbrook Park District Communications and Marketing Manager Dan Leahy said.
The change will be accompanied by a new LCSRA logo, mascot, website, and an advisory board comprised of six members from Bolingbrook and Plainfield park districts, Leahy said.
For two hours Thursday, the Bolingbrook Golf Club hosted a celebration for volunteers and employees of the Bolingbrook Park District, Plainfield Park District, village board members and residents, treating guests to a Wii gaming station, face painting, a runway photo shoot, music and dancing, appetizers and a raffle.
Parents and children were in jovial spirits. Bolingbrook resident Colleen Caputo was on hand and expressed her continued gratitude for the LCSRA.
"Whenever families get together to support our special needs children, it's something special," Caputo said. "The LCSRA provides an amazing service to the Bolingbrook and Plainfield communities. Our children just want a chance to express themselves, interact with others."
Activities were followed by presentations from LCSRA advisory board members, an informational video and a short speech from Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar.
The Bolingbrook mayor also presented LCSRA with a check for $3,200; the donation was raised from admission fees from January's Bolingbrook State of the Village Luncheon.
LCSRA will continue to serve individuals with disabilities including but not limited to physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, communication disorders, emotional/behavior disorders and autism spectrum disorder. Activities include social events, seasonal camps, trips and Special Olympic sports.
The event's local corporate sponsors included Balanced Body Massage, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-A, Cinemark, Culver's, Clean Image Car Wash, Denny's, First Midwest Bank, Go Roma, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Longhorn Steakhouse, Elmhurst Chicago Stone, Jersey Mike's, Meijer, Holiday Inn, Micheal's Pizza, Olive Garden, The Patio, Pioneer Lanes, Rialto Theater, Smashburger and Walmart.
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