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NDCL Students Seek Solutions on Ohio’s Opioid Addiction Crisis

On March 24, 2017. eight NDCL students and health and physical education teacher Mr. Robert McBrayer were the guests of the City Club of Cleveland forum on strategies to address Ohio’s opioid crisis. Experts in addiction recovery, healthcare, and law enforcement shared their perspectives on solutions to stem the tragic tide of fatal overdoses.

Ohio is considered “ground zero” in the public health battle against opioid addiction. In 2016, more than 500 people died from opioid overdoses in Cuyahoga County alone.

 

NDCL Alumni Work Hard, Play Hard and Give Back!

Dale and Lina Penkauskas Wollschleger – both 1995 graduates of NDCL—have generously committed to a $313,000 gift to fund the school’s new weight training and wellness center.

The Wollschleger Weight Training and Wellness Center will transform the space currently housing the weight room, trainer’s office, and health classroom into a sleek, contemporary facility that will reflect the quality of our athletic program and the aspirations of our student-athletes.

“Being fortunate enough to give back to such an incredible school makes Lina and me happy!” Dale explained. “I want to make an impact in students’ lives just as NDCL athletics made an impact in my life.

“I live by the motto ‘Work Hard, Play Hard,'” he stressed. “I hope the new weight room and wellness center inspire and motivate all student-athletes to ‘Work Hard, Play Hard!’”

In 2009 Dale founded ExactCare Pharmacy, which provides innovative medication management solutions for health care organizations and patients nationwide. For the third consecutive year, ExactCare was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

“Dale and Lina’s gift is the first major donation from NDCL alumni,” noted President Sister Jacquelyn Gusdane. “We are deeply grateful for their generosity, foresight, and commitment to NDCL and look forward to other NDCL graduates following their lead.”

Sister Jacquelyn explained that design development for the Wollschleger Weight Training and Wellness Center will begin soon, with construction to occur during the 2017-2018 school year.

About Notre Dame Schools

Notre Dame Schools (NDES and NDCL) are located at 13000 Auburn Road in Munson Township. Notre Dame Schools engage students from preschool through high school in an exceptional Catholic education, focused on loving, respecting, and educating all to discover and develop their God-given talents.

Pictured In Photos

Pictured In Top Photo: Dale and Lina Penkauskas Wollschleger

Pictured In Bottom Photo: Christian King (left), Neven Raymond, Pierce Thomas, Spencer Jacobson, Ben McIlroy, Angela Li, Emma Traggiai, and Avery Walton gather in the lobby of the City Club of Cleveland.

 

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