Number of Participants: 45
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,521
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: September 12, 2016
300 Carleton Avenue Central Islip
New York 11722, United States
The St. Thomas Aquinas College Baseball Team, part of the L.I. Based ECC, made a big impact on opening day of the Touching Bases Fall 2016 Season. A baseball league for adults with mild to severe disabilities, Touching Bases of Rockland County has partnered with the Spartans over the last few seasons, to help enhance the lives of those in our community who love the game of baseball, but need additional assistance on the field.
All members of the 2016 STAC team were involved; from returners, to recruited freshmen and transfers, to walk-ons and those hoping to make the squad via tryout. The players helped park cars, sell apparel and food, and most importantly help participants hit, throw, catch and run. In all, 60 Spartan athletes served over 200 participants during 7 games. This is week one of a 9-week season.
Last year, the St. Thomas Aquinas College Baseball Team was honored as one of 22 national finalists for the NCAA Excellence in Community Service Award.