President and Mrs. Rooney, Jennifer Granger Honored by Camp Good Days
On Friday, April 13, Camp Good Days and Special Times honored three members of the St. John Fisher College community during their annual event, A Night of Gratitude. Among the 36 volunteers and community members recognized for their dedication and service to the mission of Camp Good Days were President and Mrs. Rooney and Jennifer Granger, assistant athletics director.
A not-for-profit organization, Camp Good Days works to improve the quality of life for children and families whose have been touched by cancer and other life threatening challenges through recreation and support services. A Night of Gratitude began in 2010 as a way to call attention to the individuals who make the special times at Camp Good Days possible.
Both the Rooneys and Granger received Teddi Awards, which are given those who have gone above and beyond the duties of a volunteer for Camp Good Days.
President Rooney, and his wife, Susan, have been a driving force behind strengthening the relationship between Fisher and Camp Good Days and Special Times. With their joint support, the annual Teddi Dance for Love has raised some of the highest totals ever recorded to benefit the programs and services at Camp. Dr. and Mrs. Rooney can be found not only at the opening and closing ceremonies of the dance, but also serving breakfast at 5 a.m. Camp officials noted that the Rooneys also do an excellent job welcoming the organization’s campers to the annual Courage Bowl when Fisher plays host to the popular game.
Camp officials describe Granger as one of the hardest working people at the College. Every year the Courage Bowl continues to grow, and Granger welcomes the challenge of handling the tasks needed to support the game. From ticket sales to game day logistics, she is the go-to person; even recruiting her family to help during the game, ensuring that there are enough volunteers to make the event run smoothly. With her help, the 2017 game raised some of the most funds ever in the history of the bowl.