Number of Participants: 34
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,149
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 12, 2014
Northern Boulevard Old Westbury
New York 11568, United States
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (Dec. 11, 2014) – The NYIT community filled Recreation Hall last Friday night with laughing children, triumphant cheers, sparkles, and Bears pride as the NYIT Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation hosted its eighth annual “Night Out on the Bears” community engagement event.
The event, organized by the NYIT Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, allows parents from the schools’ local communities the opportunity to have an evening out after dropping off their children in a fun environment with activities run by student-athletes.
“Night Out on the Bears is one of our most anticipated event of the year,” said SAAC vice president and junior softball catcher Samantha Basile. “Student-Athletes have the opportunity to engage, encourage, and inspire young children over a couple of hours of fun, physical activity. This year was one of our best “Night Out’s” ever. We appreciate all of the families who attended and our student-athletes for their support.”
Children who attended the event took part in numerous physical activities including obstacle courses and “Just Dance” for Nintendo Wii, participated in arts and crafts, letters to Santa benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and were provided a healthy dinner.
The additional 10 East Coast Conference member institutions joined in this year’s festivities with “Night Out” events on their campuses on the same evening.
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