Number of Participants: 18
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $1,521
Event Type: Children & Youth
School: Ward Melville Senior High School
Date: December 20, 2023
Ward Melville High School
Setauket- East Setauket, NY
The Ward Melville High School football program spread holiday cheer to children in the community. Ninth grade football player Hudson Philbrick designed a football-themed activity book including coloring pages, word searches and mazes. Philbrick and his teammates wrapped 90 boxes of crayons to accompany the coloring books and donated them to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
“I’m really proud of Hudson for putting all this together and the rest of the players for pitching in. It’s always nice to see Ward Melville football players participate in community service, but particularly special when the work done off the field in that area is an endeavor like this one,” said coach Chris Boltrek.
1 – Members of the Ward Melville High School football program wrapped crayon boxes to accompany their donation of coloring books to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
2 – Ninth grader Hudson Philbrick (right) came up with the idea to create and donate coloring books to children in the community.
3 – Three Village Central School District administration and the board of education honored Philbrick at its Dec. 13 meeting for his thoughtfulness and generosity this holiday season.
Photos courtesy of the Three Village Central School District