Rockville Center, N.Y. – As the men’s and women’s basketball teams are preparing for their upcoming season they also understand the importance of making time to do community service. On Saturday, October 19, both teams spent the day working with members of the Rockville Center youth Basketball league.
The outdoor clinic, held at the John Friederman Basketball Courts at Mill River Park, featured the Rockville Center Freshmen Division which is comprised of youth athletes from third grade. The Panthers helped throughout the day with the basic fundamentals of basektball such as dribbling, passing and layups as well as one-on-one instruction. There were nearly 60 kids in attendance on the day and they were all able to interact with the men’s and women’s players who donated their time to teach the game.
“We are thrilled to build this relationship with a local basketball organization that has been around for decades,” stated Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Heather Jacobs. “The services that the RVC Basketball League provides for local youth is tremendous.”
“It was great to be able to go into the Rockville Centre community and give back to the sport we all love,” remarked Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Dom Savino. “They have a great basketball culture over there and I believe this is the start of a lasting relationship we can build on.”