GAELS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
On Saturday, October 24th, the Iona College women's basketball team put on a clinic for the community during Iona College's Make a Difference Week. The Gaels were very excited about the turn out, as 62 children showed up for the event, far exceeding expectations. During the clinic, the members of the team set up five separate stations and demonstrated five different skills of the game. The children were instructed in drills and played games that pertained to ball handling, agility, shooting, rebounding and defense. After the stations were completed, the kids competed against each other in a relay race.
There were prizes given out for the hardest workers and those who put their best effort forth. At the end of the day, all of the children in attendance received a Media Guide and had the opportunity to get the autograph of each player. It was a great experience for all involved and the Gaels look forward to putting on another clinic in the future
Make a Difference Week is unique to Iona College. It is a week long event of volunteer opportunities, on and off campus--a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Created three years ago to expand the national service day, Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of volunteering. It was created by USA WEEKEND Magazine.