Number of Participants: 21
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $710
Event Type: Disabled
Date: September 10, 2014
350 Old Post Road Port Jefferson
New York 11777, United States
For the fourth year in a row, high school baseball and volleyball players offered their time and friendship to the athletes of the Miracle League of Long Island, which provides special needs children with an opportunity to play structured baseball games.
For one such game on Sept. 6, 21 high school students traveled to the Miracle League with coaches Dinarae Camarda, Amanda DiPietro and Jesse Rosen to serve as buddies to the Miracle League athletes.
“The event was extremely positive for all parties involved” said Debra Ferry, the district’s athletic director. “It increased self-confidence, self-esteem and life satisfaction for our students and faculty.”
Ms. Ferry said her team players will continue to be involved in the Miracle League, remarking, “It is an extraordinary program.”