Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gold on Ice

St. Louis Today is reporting that Amanda Kennedy used ice skating in her Girl Scout Gold Award community project. Called A Century Celebration of Music, the event featured performances from more than 100 skaters from seven different ice skating clubs in the area. There was no fee, but those who attended were asked to bring items to be donated to residents of children's homes in the metropolitan area. The effort brought in 6,755 items such as diapers, shoes, socks and other apparel.

Organizations benefiting from Kennedy's efforts are Epworth Children and Family Services of Webster Groves, Every Child's Hope of St. Louis, Child Center-Mary Grove of Florissant, Missouri Baptist Children's Home of Bridgeton and St. Vincent Home for Children of St. Louis.

Kennedy actually began her project of collecting items for St. Louis children's homes at the start of the school year and it will continue for the remainder of the school year. The ice show was the centerpiece of her effort. a determined athlete, having to travel at least a half hour to get to either one of the rinks where she practices. She aspires to become a professional skater with the Haydenette Synchronized Skating Team in Boston after she graduates from high school.
Below is a video of American figure skater Dorothy Hamill - 1976 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles, 1976 World Champion and Girl Scout Alumnae.