Number of Participants: 15
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 15, 2015
Union Avenue Amityville
New York 11701, United States
Amityville, N.Y. – In an effort to give back during this holiday season, the NYIT women’s basketball team lent their time on Sunday, December 13 assisting with the Knights of Columbus Christmas Party held at Saint Martin of Tours Church in Amityville.
Not only did members of the team pick up food from local restaurants and serve it, they also set up games and ran stations for the attendees, which were local children along with group homes for mentally challenged adults. Santa also made an appearance at the event, in which players acted as elves, handing out presents to the guests.
“It was nice to spend time with all the different people and get to know some of them,” commented rookie Tiara Place. “It just makes me want to continue to give back, knowing I am making other people happy.”
Assistant Coach Dana Carney was also thrilled with how the experience was for the student-athletes. “Seeing our athletes jump right in and connecting with these youthful adults makes me proud to be their coach- we strive to work hard and be winners on the court but today they won off the court,” she said.
The Bears will close out the 2015 season with a home contest in Recreation Hall on Saturday, December 19 when they host Mercy College in East Coast Conference action. All fans and supporters are asked to bring an item to donate to the Toys for Tots Foundation in exchange for admittance to the game.
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