Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $676
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 19, 2016
720 Northern Boulevard Brookville
New York 11548, United States
Over the past week, the LIU Post men’s and women’s lacrosse teams got into the holiday spirit by collecting toys for the Matthew Fetzer Foundation.
The Pioneer student-athletes donated over 150 toys to the foundation for Hanukkah and Christmas.
The Matthew Fetzer Foundation, which started in 2005, is a non-for-profit organization that distributes toys, hosts parties and provides financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families.
“Collecting and donating toys is an annual event for our team,” Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach John Jez stated. “The guys really enjoy giving back and there is no better way than to help make a child’s holiday special.”
“During this busy season, our two teams were able to help in a small, but impactful way,” said Pioneers’ women’s lacrosse student-athlete Lindsay Bleistein. “By collecting and giving presents to children in surrounding hospitals, I feel that we were able to embody what this year is all about.”
For more information on the Matthew Fetzer Foundation, please visit their official Facebook page by clicking here.
Courtesy of LIU Post Sports Information Dept.