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Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: November 4, 2014
300 Carleton Avenue Central Islip
New York 11722, United States
Over 150 Mercy College student-athletes took part in the second annual ECC “Team Up to Clean up” event on Sunday afternoon. The event allows the student-athletes to give back, by cleaning up their local communities. Mercy College student-athletes did their part by cleaning up the Old Croton Aqueduct, and the streets in the Village of Dobbs Ferry.
“Here at Mercy College we pride ourselves on our community involvement” said Athletic Director Matt Kilcullen Jr. “Our student athletes did a great job of being a good neighbor to the surrounding community by collecting trash along the trail and on the streets of Dobbs Ferry”.
Members of the Baseball, Softball, Men’s Lacrosse, and both Men’s and Women’s basketball teams started by picking up trash along the Old Croton Aqueduct trail, which runs from campus into the village. After collecting the trash on the trail, the teams spilt up into two groups and hit the streets of Dobbs Ferry.
The Men’s Lacrosse team took advantage by cleaning up the playground at the Dobbs Ferry Memorial Park, located just off Main Street. As the team left the park, a local resident with her young son thanked the team for cleaning up the park, where her son plays every day.
“It’s a great experience for our young men and women” said Kilcullen.