FULTON, NY – Kreig Heroth revved up the Fulton CYO Summer Program recently.
The popular Oswego Speedway driver made an appearance at the program earlier this month.
He brought along his racecar, to the delight of the program’s participants – and staff.
Heroth allowed the children to take pictures of his car. He also signed autographs and handed out Oswego Speedway programs.
Catholic Charities employees, AmeriCorps members and Youth Works employees make up the faculty of the CYO Summer Program.
Tori Zerrahn and Ben Boltz, both AmeriCorps members, carry out a nutrition program and fitness program with the children.
As part of the CYO Summer Program, the staff and AmeriCorps members put together an activities calendar for the summer months, which have the day’s special activities displayed.
This allows the children to plan for days such as “Tasty Tuesday” and “Wet ‘n’ Wild Wednesday.”
This summer, each week had a different theme. Among them were Christmas in July, Halloween and NASCAR.
Coincidentally, Heroth showed up, with his car, just in time for NASCAR week.
The children were thrilled and asked if he could come again.
The Summer Program at the CYO is a free program that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for children in grades 2 – 8.
Breakfast and lunch are served free of charge for anyone under the age of 18.