Rockville Centre, N.Y. – Last Friday, the Molloy College men’s basketball squad hosted 30 members of the Rockaway Beach Special Olympics Team, along with its families. Quealy Gymnasium was broken up into six stations. Each station had two Lions’ student-athletes helping nine players from the Special Olympics team, holding tutorials on either shooting, dribbling or passing. Afterwards, the men’s basketball squad played the Special Olympics team in a 4-on-4 format.
The Lions also treated their guests to a dunk presentation. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed pizza and soft drinks.
“I am very thankful to Joe Featherston for bringing his group to Molloy College from Rockaway,” commented Molloy Head Men’s Basketball Coach Charlie Marquardt. “We are glad to connect with the great spirit that resides in their program. Also, I am very proud of the great interaction our players and coaches displayed that night. We look forward to more events with this group.”
The Molloy men’s basketball team kicks off its 2013-14 season on Saturday, November 9 when the Lions travel to Bridgeport, Conn. to battle Southern Connecticut State University at 6 p.m.
Provided by the Molloy Sports Information Department.