Rancho Santa Fe youth creates ‘Shots for Sponsors’ to help send young diabetics to Camp Conrad-Chinnock

Rancho Santa Fe resident Erin Hook, a sophomore at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and Type 1 diabetic, has been busy organizing a community service project called Shots for Sponsors. Hook has struggled with Type 1 diabetes for four years. Last summer she went to Camp Conrad-Chinnock, located in the San Bernardino Mountains. Camp Conrad-Chinnock primarily focuses on diabetes camping and educational services for youth with Type 1 diabetics and their families.

“At camp I had a positive and fun experience and want other children with diabetes who are unable to afford the cost of the camp to have the same experience, so I created Shots for Sponsors,” Hook said.

Hook, a volleyball player with Coast Volleyball Club, combined her athletic strength as a power hitter and teamed it with sponsors’ contributions. Hook contributes $5 for every “kill shot” or “ace serve” that she makes during the 2011 – 2012 volleyball club season. To qualify for a “kill shot” or an “ace serve” Hook must make a point on her shot.

Not only is Hook donating her own money, she has asked friends and family to join Shots for Sponsors and match the dollars that she contributes. Her goal is to raise funds so juvenile diabetics without resources can attend Camp Conrad-Chinnock. Hook started Shots for Sponsors on March 1 and since then she has raised more than $2,800, enough to send six children in need to camp.

Hook is positive that she can increase donations and send more children to camp. For more information on Hook’s project follow the link www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/SFS/shotsforsponsors.

For information about The Bishop’s School visit www.bishops.com.

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