|Valiants Giving Back|
The Manhattanville Department of Athletics has been very busy both on and off the fields of play during the fall semester, giving back to the community while also giving their all on the field and the court.
The hockey teams started the year by volunteering at a pair of events, the Hudson River Swim for Life and the 9/11 Remembrance Blood Drive at JCC of Mid-Westchester, while the women’s soccer team also got into the action by taking part in the Westchester County Heart Walk. The hockey teams also volunteered at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in lower Manhattan and hosted a ball hockey tournament to benefit the Jack Jablonski Fund for spinal cord injuries, while the men’s hockey team continued its long-standing relationship with the Burke Wheelchair Games as well.In just the first two months of the school year, Manhattanville’s 300 student-athletes have already logged more than 2,500 man hours of charity work on campus, in Westchester County and in Southern Connecticut, volunteering at a wide variety of events.
The men’s lacrosse team hosted 25 participants of BCNY’s “Make it Happen” college prep program on October 19, giving high school students the chance to learn about the college process while also introducing them to the game of lacrosse. The next day, more than 230 athletes, coaches and staff took part in the school-wide Making Strides Walk on campus, helping out in all aspects of the walk that attracts more than 15,000 people from the community to Manhattanville.
“Volunteering in our community is a huge part of being a student-athlete at Manhattanville,” said Director of Athletics Keith Levinthal. “We encourage all our athletes to find different ways to affect those around them. Whether it’s volunteering at a local activity, staging an event to raise money or awareness for a cause, or just helping with projects on campus, we are always happy to make a difference in the community.”