Jamestown Teacher Walking Over 60 Miles For Charity This Weekend

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A Jamestown teacher is ‘walking’ the extra mile, over 60 specifically, to the Buffalo Bills stadium as part of a fundraiser for local youth this weekend.

Collaborative Children’s Solutions owner Patrick Smeraldo plans to take on an impressive feat in order to fundraise for two causes: Harrison’s Playmakers and the Stone Family’s annual foster care drive.

This year, the Stone’s are building birthday boxes for children in foster care which will be donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County.

Furthermore, Smeraldo has partnered with former Buffalo Bill, now Minnesota Viking, Harrison Philips to raise money for his non-profit which gives kids with developmental differences and special needs the opportunity to play sports and share experiences they would likely not otherwise have.

“You guys can donate, to help sponsor him (Smeraldo) on this three day walk in the cold Western New York, to get to the stadium in time for the game and again raise a great cause, for my foundation Harrison’s Playmakers,” explained Philips.  “They are saying to welcome me home, by donating $9.97, so you got the 99 in there, and you got the 97 in there.”

This is not the first time Smeraldo has walked great distances to raise money. In August 2021 he walked around Chautauqua Lake as part of a summer camp fundraiser.

To learn more about donating, visit CCSolutions716.com.


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