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Naperville Students Make Summers Meaningful

Since 2013, the student founded and run ‘Meaningful Summers’ has been trying to make a difference in our community, and around the world, by hosting an end of summer fundraising event.

“I kind of realized that a lot of my friends, and even myself included kind of waste our time during summers and I thought that instead of wasting time, we could pool all of our interests and find an organization in the area or globally, and create an event that we could make positive change in the community with,” said Meaningful Summers Founder and Leadership Team member, Aditya Balsekar.

This year it was a charity kickball tournament, with teams squaring off at Naperville Yard Indoor Sports Complex on August 20.

Nearly 150 people stepped up to the plate, raising over $3,000 for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, located in Wheaton.

Past events have included a run and a documentary screening.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.


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