WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s lacrosse team visited the Children’s National Medical Center in DC to do arts and crafts with children at the hospital on Friday, November 21st.
“With Thanksgiving coming up, this was a tremendous way to warm the hearts of these young kids and help them get excited about the upcoming holiday,” head coach Melynda Brown said.
The 14 student-athletes on the roster, Brown, and assistant coach Kaitlyn Pasko broke up into four different stations. One station was for painting a “Thanks-giving” tree, another was for coloring a Thanksgiving hat, another for making a turkey ornament, and finally one for making a turkey sippy cup.
“It was a great experience to work with the kids and create a little light to their day,” sophomore goalkeeper Dani Falco (Elementary Education – Middletown, NY/Valley Central HS) said. “Seeing them having fun was fulfilling, and I am glad we had this opportunity to bright their day.”
Freshman newcomer Genevieve Martinez (Fine Arts – Washington, DC/Achbishop Carroll HS) added: “It was an amazing experience to help with the kids during their journey with these wonderful activities of arts and crafts.”