Number of Participants: 47
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,589
Event Type: Civic & Community
Sport: Girls Basketball
Date: February 6, 2020
445 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham, NY 12110
We had all 4 of our girls basketball levels participating – Mod 7/8, Mod 9, JV and V who each had a different family. There are 47 girls total in our program.
We “adopt” families during the holiday’s from our district who have indicated a need for assistance. The JV & V team donated money for a thanksgiving gift card to their family as well.
The coach will call the family and get sizes, items in need etc. The team gets together to shop and the girls will go out and pick items out that they think the family members will like. Each team usually spends about 1.5 -2 hours shopping and picking things out.
In addition to adopt a family we also help out as “buddies” 1 Saturday per team with the Shooting Stars Challenger basketball program which assists students with disabilities to play basketball. The mod 9, JV & V teams all help out with this program. They do 1 Saturday for 2 hours with different age groups. The younger age group is more drill oriented and the older age group usually plays a scrimmage game.