SUNY Cobleskill Hunt Seat Equestrian Participates in Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech
With the official opening of their season several weeks away the SUNY Cobleskill Hunt Seat Equestrian Team left their saddles at home, laced up their walking shoes on Saturday, October 5, and participated in a Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech in Cobleskill, N.Y. held in conjunction with the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA).
Apraxia of Speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder affecting an individual's ability to translate conscious speech plans into motor plans, which results in limited and difficult speech ability. In adults, the disorder is caused by illness or injury while the cause of AOS in children is currently unknown. Childhood apraxia of speech is the inability to utilize motor planning to perform movements necessary for speech during a child's language learning process.
The Fighting Tigers efforts raised over $600 for CASANA's apraxia programs led by junior Christy Camiolo, Fresh Meadows, N.Y., Francis Parker High School, who individually raised $120 during the event.
Among the team members participating in the walk were: Christy Camiolo, senior Cameron Banks, Pomona, N.Y., Ramapo High School, junior Michelle Litterio, Wantage, N.J., Pope John XXIII High School, sophomore Barbara Whyte, Westtown, N.Y., Minisink Valley High School, senior Sean Bailey, Schoharie, N.Y., Schoharie High School, junior Alana Aho, Esperance, N.Y., Duanesburg High School, senior Nichole Casper, Fresh Meadows, N.Y., Francis Parker High School, sophomore Emily Rogers, Northport, N.Y., Northport High School, senior Paige Montayne, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Springs High School, senior Nichole Casper, Auburn, N.Y., Auburn High School, sophomore Dominique Chenail-Briggs, Williamsport, Mass., Mount Greylock Regional High School, freshman Rebecca Guerrera, Goshen, N.Y., Goshen High School, junior Andrea Savarese, Islip Terrace, N.Y., East Islip High School/Suffolk Community College and Head Coach Ray Whelihan.