My name is Jake Warter and I am a rising 8th grader at Heritage Middle School in Livingston, NJ. In honor of my becoming a Bar Mitzvah and in celebration of my older brother Ryan Bennett Warter, I want to raise money to support outdoor sports programs on the field at Life Town. I grew up being involved with Friendship Circle and Life Town. As a young child, I used to hang alongside Ryan at programs and shadow my other brother Zach as he volunteered. Now that I am old enough, I have been volunteering on my own. I know how much this community meant to Ryan and means to my family and me. With the support of Toba & Zalman Grossbaum, Ryan’s Field, the one place at Life Town that Ryan was able to experience joy and Do Happy, will be officially named in the Fall 2021.
For my mitzvah project, I will be coordinating a new program on Ryan’s Field called Football Circle. Similar to Soccer Circle, individuals at Life Town will be able to participate in a fun program of football drills, non-contact fun play and enjoy time alongside members of Livingston’s Football Team. My hope is this program is able to be offered yearly.
Thank you in advance for your donations and support.