The Iona College women’s basketball team participated in its second community service event of the year on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The team joined in on the events of “Make a Difference Week” by taking part in the preparations for the Midnight Run. Stephen Hill, Coordinator of Iona in Mission, met with the team to organize their efforts. Working together in the basement of the Montgomery House, the team sorted clothing that had been donated to Campus Ministries. Some of the clothing was set aside and organized in order to distribute on the next Midnight Run. The rest of the clothing was bagged and dropped off to the New Rochelle Salvation Army as a donation.
At the completion of the event Mr. Hill said, “We were excited when our women’s basketball program approached us wanting to get involved with our “Make a Difference Week” activities. They accomplished a lot in a short period of time and their help was greatly appreciated. We here at Campus Ministries look forward to working with this spirited group of young ladies again in the future on other events.”
Also at the conclusion of the event, many of the players voiced their satisfaction with the experience. Junior Sabrina Jeridore commented, “It was a great experience helping those in need. It helped me to realize everything I have in life and that I should give back to others who are less fortunate when I have the opportunity.”
Freshman Joy Adams echoed Sabrina’s comments when she said, “The experience that I had today motivated me to want to help those in need and made me appreciate the things that I have in my life.”
Several members of the team commented on how they were interested in participating in a Midnight Run. It is something that they all plan on taking part in during the spring semester, after the conclusion of their season.