Number of Participants: 15
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: January 12, 2015
300 Carleton Avenue Central Islip
New York 11722, United States
On Saturday, December 13, the Daemen College Athletic Department – part of teh LI based ECC- hosted its first-ever “Night Out On The Wildcat” which invited area children aged 4-12 to join Daemen student-athletes, coaches and staff for a night of holiday fun. The event drew 44 children to campus from 6 to 9 p.m.
The event began with a winter craft session where glitter, gems and other supplies were used to decorate snowmen, snowflakes and Elsa crowns. The second hour featured a mixture of fun in the gym where there was an obstacle course, basketball dribbling and shooting practice, and even a few games of duck, duck, goose which were led by Director of Athletics Bridget Niland, Assistant Director of Operations/Head Tennis Coach Stephen Beatty and Interim Track and Field Coach Seth Yernye, as well as representatives from Daemen’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the men’s basketball team.
The night rounded out with hot chocolate and “timbits” doughnut holes courtesy of Tim Horton’s, as well as a “decorate your own cut-out cookie” stations and a child-friendly holiday movie.
The event was planned in SAAC meetings leadind up to the event and was coordinated by Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administration Jessica Gorski and Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations Dawn Reed.
“I was so happy to have helped to host this event and to work alongside a very commiteed and energized SAAC,” Gorski said. “We enjoy having community members on campus and look forward to hosting another Night Out on the Wildcat event in February.”
You can view more at: http://wildcats.daemen.edu/news/2014/12/22/GEN_1222140021.aspx?path=general