Published On: Wed, Oct 4th, 2017

Lynn SAAC Celebrates a Century with Connie

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Members of the Lynn University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) spent last Friday afternoon celebrating a special occasion at Stratford Court, a senior living facility in Boca Raton, as one of the residents turned 100 years old.

Lynn SAAC members regularly visit Stratford Court, playing bingo with the community members each week and helping to organize a “senior prom” each spring. During this visit, Lynn student-athletes were able to celebrate Connie Lefkowitz’s 100th birthday alongside some of her closest friends and family, signifying the bond between members of the community and Fighting Knight athletes.

“Throughout our time at Stratford Court, Lynn student-athletes have developed lifelong relationships with the members,” said SAAC Co-President Conrad Rhein, a junior on the lacrosse team. “We are extremely thankful for the opportunity to spend time and learn from everybody at Stratford. The memories and experiences that come with the people there are second-to-none. It was a true honor being able to celebrate and be with Connie on her 100th birthday.” 

Stratford Court’s activities and volunteer coordinator, Andrea Peleg, shared a similar sentiment. “Stratford Court has enjoyed the Lynn University students coming over the last several years for bingo,” she said. “It gives them an opportunity to get to know our residents and to share in milestones like Connie’s 100th birthday. To come on their own time outside of the club is something that means a lot to everyone here.”

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