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Methacton H.S. LAX to Host Flapjack Fundraiser for Local Foundation

Melissa S. Treacy

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • 2:00pm

This Saturday, Lower Providence residents can help support a good cause and get a tasty breakfast all at once. The Methacton High School’s Girls’ Lacrosse Team will sponsor a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Audubon, located at 555 S. Trooper Road, in Norristown, Pa. Their efforts won’t be in vain. They want to lend a helping hand.

The Methacton High School girls’ lacrosse team is doing the cooking back in the kitchen, as well as greeting guests in the front of the restaurant, and all funds are going to a good cause.

The team will be supporting a fellow LAX player, Katy Samson. Proceeds for the flapjack fundraiser will benefit the Katie Samson Foundation for Spinal Cord Injuries. Samson, of Wayne, Pa., attended Radnor High School. She was a goalkeeper for the school’s girls’ lacrosse team. She also went onto Middlebury College and played Division III lacrosse and helped her team to a 1999 National Championship. The winter after that, her life changed.

After a sledding accident in a nearby park, Samson became a quadriplegic. After her recovery and college degrees, including a graduate degree in art history, she moved back to the area to start up the Katie Samson Foundation,

The event, which runs on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., will feature a full breakfast, including pancakes, syrup, butter, scrambled eggs, bacon, orange juice and coffee. The cost is only $7 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door. Sampson, along with her organization’s volunteers, “have continued to raise money to support spinal cord injury research and increase the quality of life for people with disabilities,” according to the foundation’s website.

“As a peer mentor for people who have suffered spinal cord injury, Katie encourages her mentees to seek out adaptive sports and therapeutic programs that have had such a positive effect on her life,” said the site.

 

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