On Friday, February 9, 2007, the Iona College womenís basketball team visited Pinewood Intermediate School in Rotterdam, NY. Team members spent the afternoon with a class of bubbly fourth graders, all of whom were thrilled to interact with college student-athletes.
Players spoke of the importance of education as well as the valuable lessons that can be learned from the athletic arena. The children listened intently and asked several questions about the demands associated with being a college athlete. The Iona women were quick to respond and made a conscious effort to tell the children that, with hard work and dedication, dreams really can come true.
The Gaels signed autographs and took several pictures with the children before saying their goodbyes.