Please join Team Up 4 Community this coming Friday October 25th as we join the ECC and there schools (Molloy, NYIT and Dowling) in a joint effort to give back in service to some local Long Island Communities.
Central Islip, N.Y. – Friday October 25 will be, “Team Up to Clean Up,” day for three East Coast Conference member institutions. Dowling College, Molloy College and New York Institute of Technology have all arranged to provide clean up efforts in their local communities as part of a one day community service initiative that the ECC hopes will become an annual event throughout the conference.
“We are very proud of the success our institutions show in academics, athletics and in service to their communities,” stated ECC Commisioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff. “This new initiative is aimed at creating clean, beautiful public places, reducing waste, and generating a positive impact on the local communities our schools are based in.”
Student-athletes, coaches, and administrators from various teams at each institution will be putting in time with various assignments.
Molloy College will be working with the Village of Hempstead, NYIT will clean up around the town of North Hempstead, and Dowling College will continue their efforts with the Town of Islip as part of the Keep Islip Clean campaign. This will be the eighth straight year Dowling has provided clean up services around their community.
Henry Schein, Inc., of Melville, N.Y., distributor of health care products and services, has graciously donated supplies to all three schools for their work including protective gloves, garbage bags and wipes. Justin Hickam, Regional Sales Manager for Sports Medicine at Henry Schein, has worked closely with the ECC to arrange for this donation.
“This event is another example of the important place our schools and conference hold in their neighborhoods,” noted Dranoff. “Our student-athletes and athletic departments are role models, I believe, in their efforts to help others. We are all proud of the work they do and the impact they make in building relationships and partnerships with their communities.”