Archive for July, 2014

2014 In Ian’s Boots Soccer Tournament

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Last week , we hosted our annual soccer tournament for school children

Participants thank In Ian's Boots for sponsoring the event!

in Pespire, co-sponsored by In Ian’s Boots. Both girls’ and boys’ divisions are selected from area schools to participate. All of the students from the participating teams receive full soccer uniforms, including cleats, and food for the day. The chidden come from some of the most impoverished communities we partner with and often do not have a lot to look forward to in life, so the tournament is a very special day. The kids are thrilled to receive their very own pair of soccer cleats and the uniform set at the event.

Winning teams this year were:

Boys Division:
1- jicaro y llanos
2- las mesas y carrisal
3- tamarindo y guyavo

Girls’ Division:
1-jicaro y llano
2- los limones
3- las mesas y carrisal

2014 Awards Ceremony

Best Goal Scorer :
Jan carlos Valladares

2014 Tournament in Progress

Escuela las mesas

Best Goalie:
Marlon Garcia

A huge thank you goes out to Marvin, who organized the tournament, as well as to our other Honduran staff and friends who gave their time to help with the event, to Carlos Ledezma who contributed the soccer balls to the event, AND to our friends with In Ian’s Boots for sponsoring this year’s tournament!!

Elizabethtown College Volunteers in May

Monday, July 7th, 2014

In late May, Elizabethtown College students joined CARE in Honduras for the very first time! Most of the volunteers are pre-med students or are in a related field of study.The team members did a phenomenal job of collecting donated items to bring to clinic sites, to donate to our partner schools, and to share with the children at the Choluteca orphanage.

We hosted three clinic days in the communities of Caridad, Pespire Centro, and Aremecina. The team saw over 1440 patients in general medicine and also took the time to tour the department of Choluteca’s only public hospital (in Choluteca City) and spend time playing with children at the orphanage in Choluteca. We finished off a week of hard work with a beach day!

Thanks for a great week, E-town!!

Oliverian School Visits Honduras in May

Monday, July 7th, 2014

In May, students from the Oliverian School in New Hampshire spent a week in Honduras with CARE.

The team spent two days working at the school in La Lucia – helping lay tile flooring in the school’s new classroom, digging holes for trees, constructing a wall along the backside of the school, and re-painting the school desks.

We then held two days of medical clinics, where the students worked to support our Honduran medical staff. In the two clinic days, we served over 765 patients!

The team also brought down an impressive number of donated items to use at our clinic sites and has since raised money to contribute to our upcoming school-building project in Javier Sorriano. Great work to the crew from the Oliverian School!!

6th Annual Golf & Cocktail Event a Success!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

In early May, we hosted our sixth annual Golf & Cocktail Event at Bent Creek Country Club. We had great turnout for the event!

The first place foursome included Ian Hodge, Steve Mentzer, Pat Tell, and John Bear. Second place went to Tim Whalen, Denny Richards, Richard Bennett, and Al Orlacchio. The third place team included Mark Randall, Rick Walters, Gary Kutay, and Skip Roderick.

Winning teams were named sponsors of ongoing dental and English programs we support in Honduras. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event to support our programming as well as to companies that served as hole sponsors; Lancaster Leaf, Sandt Products, HineSight Surgical Supplies, O’Donnell & Phillips LLC, Eye Associates of Lancaster, Septodont, Jackson Window Shoppe, Millersville Manor Self-Storage, Lyndon Diner, PennPac, and Integrity Bank!