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JCC Dedicates Teen Lounge Renovation

The Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center in Plainview recently dedicated the renovation of its Teen Lounge in memory of Amy Cooper. A Plainview resident, Amy passed away in August, 2007, and shortly thereafter, her husband Lloyd, children Matthew and Alyssa, as well as friends and community members established The Amy Cooper Memorial Fund at the JCC. After two successful community fundraising events — a soccer tournament and concert — sufficient funds were raised for a substantial renovation of the Teen Lounge including new paint, two new flat screen TVs, new gaming tables, two new PCs, a new MAC and printer, new furniture, new video gaming systems, refurbished pool table, lighting and electrical work. Monies raised have also been allocated for a new GaGa pit as well as more than $5,000 in scholarships, enabling the JCC to provide financial support to families who cannot afford to send their children to camp, nursery school and after-school programs.

“The outpouring of love and support we have heard and seen through the growth of The Amy Cooper Memorial Fund is a strong indication of just how loved she was and how much she is truly missed,” said JCC Development Director David Rosner. “We hope that by dedicating the renovations in her memory, the Teen Lounge will provide hours of fun and entertainment for our teens as well as serve as a fitting tribute to Amy and all that she represented.”

For more information on The Amy Cooper Memorial Fund and how you can help, please call David Rosner at 822-3535, ext. 333.