Family at the community kite festival.
- Cabrini community kite festival.
To sum up a successful family weekend the Cabrini college Kite Festival and soccer clinic was a great time and was an event that drew a lot of people from the surrounding communities to venture onto Cabrini’s campus; this participation made this event a success. Many participants brought their own kites, but most wanted to show their cabrini spirit by flying the college’s very own kites, which were given out to all who attended. As the day unfolded, the upper athletic field grew fuller with families and friends enjoying the day and the sky filled with kites.
“It was my three-year-old son’s first time flying the kite, and even though it didn’t leave the ground at least he was trying and having fun doing it,” Liliane Min said enthusiastically. “He liked the wizard’s castle more and actually went twice.”
Min is a mother of one from King of Prussia who attended the festival with her son and husband. This family is actually one of many that heard about the cabrini event through Facebook and decided to attend.
“Mailers, websites, friends, and faculty at the college keep us well informed about the events that happened here at cabrini,” Peter Smerecki said. “My wife is actually an alumna so we try to attend as many events as possible.” Smerecki is also a resident of King of Prussia, who attended with his wife Donna.
Junior social work major Emily Sturiz is a transfer student at cabrini this semester but she didn’t have to travel far because she is also from King of Prussia. she attended the kite festival with her mom, sister, nieces and nephew.
When Sturiz was asked how she was enjoying the day so far, she said that she was really enjoying the time she was spending with her family on campus.
“The kids having fun is what matters most to me,” Sturiz said. She enjoyed the picnic and watching the movie “brave.” She said it was the perfect sunny day and a great way to end the family weekend.
The soccer clinic was a success due to a majority of the men and women’s soccer team attending to give the children that came out a good push in the right direction.
“It was nice helping the kids out. Seeing them have fun made it a great day overall,” Shaun Ostrowski, sophomore communication major and soccer player, said.
The children that were there enjoyed themselves going to different stations, doing different drills, while playing games.
“Soccer pretty much is my life because I grew up around soccer and I’d picture my life differently if soccer wasn’t a part of my life,” Ostrowski said.