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The Red Foxes athletic administrators, student-athletes, coaches, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) took part in 54 community service events and earned over 6,300 points in the academic year. Marist’s largest amount of volunteered hours in the 2014-15 challenge went to Haviland Middle School Sportsmanship Day, over the course of two days, small groups of student-athletes went to the middle school to speak with each gym class about being a college athlete, the importance of academics, and good sportsmanship. Over 100 student-athletes from different teams participated in this event.
Other great events included the Hagan GREAT USA (Girls Reading Enthusiastically across the USA) program, in which female student athletes from lacrosse, rowing, and volleyball went to Hagan five times during the spring semester to help girls with homework after school and then play games. The entire volleyball team went one week and did a volleyball lesson along with a week when a lacrosse athlete did a lacrosse demonstration.
The Hagan Project Mobile was a similar event in which male student athletes did five sessions with students throughout the spring semester. Along with the different programs, the women’s basketball team and men’s football team did elementary and middle school visits at Violet Elementary School, Haviland Middle School, and LaGrange Middle School to talk about college and academics as well as do drills and learning activities about their respective sports.
Other events throughout the year included visits to the Poughkeepsie Children’s Home, Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, the Girl Scout Sport Sampler, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity’s Make a difference Day, Bonnie’s Boxes, and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.
“Our student-athletes devoted so much time and effort and I’m so proud of them for that.” said Marist Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement, Alyssa Gates. “Also the Miles of Hope Foundation is a great organization that we’re happy to have worked with in the past and I’m excited that they’re receiving the donation. They do outstanding work in our community.”
Click to read the letter from Cathryn Biordi and Katelyn Kort, Co-Head Varsity Volleyball Coaches and Melinda Garrick, Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach who helped the teams organize Diggin’ for a Cure!
On Saturday, September 21st, 2013 the Marist Women’s Soccer Team will take on the Manhattan Jaspers in the fourth annual PINK OUT game.
In honor of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, the Red Foxes invite all survivors to participate in the pregame ceremonies at Tenney Stadium where they will be honored by walking on the field with the players at the start of the game. Calling ALL Survivors: To be introduced at the game, sign up by emailing the Marist Athletic Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 845-575-3699 ext. 2329.
There will be official Red Foxes Women’s Soccer/Miles of Hope t-shirts for sale, plenty of giveaways, and recognition of all breast cancer survivors who attend the match. All merchandise proceeds go to benefit Miles of Hope. The survivor ceremony is at 3:45 pm and the game kicks off at 4 pm.
The 2012-13 Tear It Up! schedule continues on Friday, February 15, with the basketball teams’ doubleheader against University Athletic Association (UAA) foe Washington University.
The Tear It Up! is also the NYU’s Department of Athletics’ sixth annual Pink Zone event. NYU Athletics, with assistance from the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), will be raising money to benefit Miles of Hope. Last year, NYU Athletics raised more than $2,600 to benefit Miles of Hope through its Pink Zone event.
The Tear It Up! and Pink Zone events start at 5:45 pm at the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center. The women’s basketball contest against the 13th-ranked Bears tips off at 6:00 pm, while the men’s basketball team’s game against 17th-ranked Washington begins at 8:00 pm.
All NYU students in attendance will receive food and a t-shirt with a suggested donation of $3 to Miles of Hope. All others in attendance can purchase a t-shirt with a $15 donation to Miles of Hope.
Every year, Adams runs a pin up program to honor Miles of Hope.
“This year was our most successful year ever for the Pin Up programs,” explained Jenn Noll. “All of the cashiers got very competitive with each other and Miles of Hope is the beneficiary!”
“We are indebted to all 4 Adams locations for their dedication to the cause of breast cancer awareness,” said Pari Forood. “The donations from this program will go to support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.”
Edward Kowalski, chef and owner of Crave Restaurant (129 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie) and Lola’s Cafe (131 Washington St.) has donated over $800 from promotions run during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We wanted to give back to all of our customers and patrons who are affected by this disease,” explained Chef Kowalski.
Pictured with Mr. Kowalski and Pari Forood, Executive Director of Miles of Hope (photo-left) is Rachel Ross (purple sweater) recent breast cancer survivor and Miles of Hope volunteer.
“Crave catered my wedding,” Mrs. Ross explained, “and 3 weeks later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Ever since that moment, Ed has been a big supporter of mine. When he realized that Crave and Lola’s wanted to honor me and all those affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley, I told him about Miles of Hope. He was very impressed that Miles of Hope is right here in the Hudson Valley and that all of his donation will go to help people in our area,” Mrs. Ross said.