Islip High School student-athletes representing Athletes Helping Athletes joined classmate Samantha O’Conell at The League of Yes Baseball Program recently. The League of Yes affords children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. Samantha volunteers with the group every Saturday.
Dylan Lange, Kaeli McAnally, Jillian Oggeri, Taryn Quinn, Hunter Rindos, Richard Rindos and Noah Whitehouse made the trip to The Yes Baseball Field in Brookhaven where they assisted Samantha in coaching participants in batting, fielding and running. More importantly, the Islip athletes served as buddies to the baseball players.
It was a wonderful experience for the baseball players, their families and the Islip athletes.
A: Islip High School Athletes Helping Athletes members, left, Dylan Lange and, right, Taryn Quinn assisted at The League of Yes Baseball Program.
B: Islip High School athlete Noah Whitehouse assisted children with their baseball skills at The League of Yes Baseball Program.
C: (Center, l-r) Islip High School Athletes Helping Athletes members Dylan Lange,
Richard Rindos, Noah Whitehouse, Hunter Rindos, Kaeli McAnally, Jillian Oggeri, Samantha O’Conell and Taryn Quinn joined advisers, left Patti Whitehouse and, right, Danielle Martello for a day of baseball at The League of Yes Baseball Program.
Photos courtesy of the Islip School District