On Wednesday, December 6th, members of the Iona College Football team participated, for the fourth consecutive year, in a Christmas Toy Drive at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle. The event was a huge success thanks, in large part, to the energy and enthusiasm the Iona Gaels so openly contributed.
The auditorium was full of laughter and song as the children waited in anticipation for their photo-op with Santa Claus! Team members gave Santa a helping hand by distributing gifts to the hundreds of children that came through the Sound Shore doors. While a few young men manned the ever-popular cookie station, others led the children in a series of activities including a treasure hunt and a “limbo” contest! Dora the Explorer made a surprise guest appearance much to the delight of everyone in attendance - Iona Football players included!
The outing was a most enjoyable one for all involved. The children were thrilled to have the players join in the festivities and the athletes too welcomed the chance to interact with New Rochelle’s youth.