Shipley Students Raise Money

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From left: Laura Hollot, executive director of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Heart Association; Chase Leibowitz; Richard Snyder, chairman of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter American Heart Association; Ethan Kopelman; and Ken Margulies, president of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter

Shipley School fifth-graders Ethan Kopelman and Chase Leibowitz raised $4,224 on behalf of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and the American Heart Association through “Hit an Ace with Ethan and Chase,” a charity tennis event they organized. More than 40 children from area schools participated.

As part of Shipley’s “Think, Care, Act” program, students are responsible for leading a personally meaningful service project. Chase was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, while Ethan’s father suffered a heart attack last summer.

From left: Michael Trager, president of the Philadelphia chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Chase Leibowitz and Ethan Kopelman

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