Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast PA supports Swim and Gym

Thanks to the generosity of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Pennsylvania, children with physical disabilities will have the opportunity to participate in East Stroudsburg University’s community-based Swim and Gym Program. The $5,998 grant awarded to the East Stroudsburg University Foundation will be used to purchase adaptive sporting equipment.

“The primary goal of this program is to provide children with disabilities with a great opportunity to learn fundamental sport skills, improve social skills, and enjoy physical activity in the community,” said ESU professor Dr. Mihye Jeong, director of the program. “This is a great opportunity for both children with disabilities and our future educators and professionals.”

Students in the Physical Education Teacher Education program at ESU work as student teachers for the children with disabilities in this program.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Pennsylvania has been a longtime supporter of the ESU Foundation. The mission of RMHC of NEPA is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

“The grants that are given from our organization are funded by monies raised in McDonald's restaurants to support programs that align with this mission,” said Emily Noble, RMHC of NEPA grant coordinator. “RMHC of NEPA proudly supports East Stroudsburg University Foundation's Swim and Gym Program for children with disabilities as it truly encompasses the furthering of our mission."

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast PA supports Swim and Gym