Number of Participants: 1
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $85
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Sport: Girls Basketball
Date: January 24, 2024
Hull High School
Main Street, Hull
Fallon Ryan is a junior 3 sport standout athlete at Hull High, and captain and point guard of the girls basketball team. In addition to being an amazing athlete and on the court leader, she is a well respected role model and leader within her school community as well.
Prior to this year, Hull High (HH) had never been involved in the MIAA Student Ambassador Program, and Fallon saw this as an opportunity to make a huge impact within the school and community, hence taking the initiative to bring this program to HH, where she currently serves as the first ever HH MIAA Student Ambassador, where she attends and leads the charge for all related events.
During the last Student Ambassador event, the takeaway was to create a service project to help those in need, by collecting hats, mittens and gloves. These items are to be collected and turned in at the next Student Ambassador event, which is at Winter Huddle on Friday, January 26th at the MIAA office in Franklin MA.
Fallon took this challenge very seriously and took the initiative to organize and further promote this event at a recent girls basketball game where fans from both Hull and opponent Carver were encouraged to donate gently used or new hats, gloves, and mittens in place of admission to the game. Both the Hull and Carver fans were very receptive to and supportive of Fallon’s efforts, and the Carver girls basketball team and athletic department did an amazing job helping to promote and further support as well. The event was a huge success and the donations box was overflowing by end of night.
Fallon also sent an email to the local elementary school (Jacobs Elementary) staff and students further promoting the event, where she is further involved with the teachers and youth via the Hull Girls Bball Pirate Readers Program, and has encouraged them to continue to bring in donations as well. Fallon is thrilled with the amount of donations and support she has received thus far, and she will continue to accept and collect donations through 1/25.
Fallon’s fellow student ambassadors Elly Thomas and Sean Walsh will join her at the Winter Huddle this coming Friday where they will turn in all donations to be distributed to those in need. Fallon stated that “It feels great to be a part of helping others in need” and I personally couldn’t be more proud of Fallon and all of her efforts – she is an amazing example of what all student athletes should strive to achieve, both on and off the court. – Coach Standridge