St. Benedict’s School holds dance-a-thon to raise money for school repairs

Principal Mary Scheer says the dance-a-thon has been a great way to raise donations while celebrating the Catholic community.

Marisa Marcellino and Adolfo Carrion

Jan 31, 2024, 10:28 PM

Updated 164 days ago


A “decades dress down” dance-a-thon at St. Benedict’s School in Throgs Neck put on a rockin’ party, all while raising money for repairs that need to be made in the 95-year-old school.
Students hit the dance floor to show off their moves in the spirit of raising money for their school during Catholic Schools Week.
"The whole point is for us to try and give a little bit of a facelift to our building because our windows are over 40 years old, our doors could use some work,” said eighth-grade teacher and athletic director Ben Piacquadio.
Kids and teachers have been fundraising to bring their school’s facilities and resources into the 21st century, and Principal Mary Scheer says the dance-a-thon has been a great way to do that while celebrating the Catholic community.
"We want to be at the heart of Throgs Neck for many, many years to come,” said Scheer. “St. Benedict's is known for its families, the number of faculty, who either went here, graduated here, sent their kids here and now our teachers here are amazing."
The goal is to raise $200,000 for much-needed items.

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