The spirit of Christmas is alive and well and is being exhibited by the Women’s bowling team. Following the conclusion of the EIBC regular season which saw the Lions finish in second place, the team relished the opportunity to share their good fortune with others and set out a plan to participate in a few service projects before breaking for the semester.
Along with the Women’s Rugby team under the direction of Coach Melissa Olman, the team learned some value life lessons as they participated in the “Beautiful Me” seminar. “Beautiful Me” is a self-esteem program designed to educate females by promoting appreciation for their genuine qualities, accurate self-awareness, and the satisfaction of helping others. Coach Lella stated “the team really enjoyed the experience and had an opportunity to bond”.
Following “Beautiful Me” the team banded together to provide Christmas gifts for local community members in need through the Sponsor-A-Family program. In total 285 local residents had their holidays made brighter by the generosity of Molloy College staff and students. The event is coordinated through the Our Lady of Loretto Outreach Center in Hempstead, NY. This is not the first time that our bowlers have reached out to the Hempstead community. Earlier in the season Marisa Clinton (Staten Island, N.Y.), Alyssa Doto (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and Carly Licht (Bethpage, N.Y.) visited a Read-A-Loud day at the Hempstead Kindergarten Center.
The Lions then capped off their outreach by visiting the Mercy Medical Center Pediatric Center in Rockville Centre, NY to deliver toys and good cheer to the children receiving treatment during the holidays.