Number of Participants: 39
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $659
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: March 27, 2014
New York 11570, United States
On March 21 and 22, the East Coast Conference held its sixth annual Experience in Community and Character Leadership Workshop at Molloy College. Over 40 East Coast Conference student-athletes from all 11 member institutions participated in the program.
The event culminated with a carnival for local youth in Molloy’s Quealy Gymnasium. Over 50 children, including many that participate in the Miracle League of Long Island, and their families showed up for the event which featured carnival games and craft stations run by the student-athletes.
“This year’s speakers were excellent once again,” stated Dranoff. “They continue to make a great impression, offering a combination of interactive programming and essential information.” Dranoff continued “The highlight continues to be our visits with area children to talk about the importance of fitness and teamwork as well as our weekend ending carnival where our student-athletes always shine. Special thanks also go to Kristine Fitzpatrick, the Miracle League of Long Island’s Executive Director, who helped promote the event to many of her athletes and their families.”
The event also helped bring the ECC together with another conference from the NCAA Division II East Region, the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. “We were pleased to host Ellen O’Brien from the CACC and Kelly McBryan from Goldey-Beacom along with their CACC student-athlete representatives,” Dranoff noted. “As we continue to develop this important program we hope to work with the CACC on ways to expand it and offer opportunities to even more student-athletes to build leadership skills and qualities.”