Number of Participants: 70
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $2,366
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: November 25, 2014
300 Carleton Avenue Central Islip
New York 11722, United States
Nearly 70 student-athletes and coaches from Roberts Wesleyan participated at three different locations throughout Rochester in the Long Island based ECC Team Up 2 Clean Up. Members of the Cross Country teams headed to Irondequoit to serve at the Trinity Communion Church where they helped rake the grounds and weed the garden.
Players and coaches from the Men’s Lacrosse team and several members of the Track & Field teams with their coach headed over to the Sprucewood Nature Center behind Churchville Elementary School. At Sprucewood, the athletes cleared trails, raked leaves, cut back briar bushes, and repaired parts of the trail itself preparing the paths for the upcoming winter months. A kind thank you note from Laurie Osgood, the director of the center, stated that our athletes accomplished in a couple of hours what would have taken students and parent volunteers days to complete.
The Men’s Basketball team visited veterans at Eagle Star Housing in Spencerport. Eagle Star is a home where veterans experiencing hardship are provided the support they need to get back on their feet. Members of the team went inside to wash windows while other players along with the coaching staff spent several hours raking leaves and cleaning up the grounds with the veterans.
In total, 71 bags of leaves and debris were gathered off the properties, in addition to all of the overgrowth from the trails that was just carried back into the woods.