Farmingdale State College’s Sports Management Club and Sigma Beta Delta in conjunction with Children’s Sports Connection will be asking for donations of sporting equipment for underprivileged youth on Long Island.
The Sports Management Club from Farmingdale has participated in other drives to help CSC and is happy to be collaborating with them this time. Sports Management Club President PJ Waszkiewicz feels “playing sports can help many children to learn valuable life lessons.” Along with the Sports Management Club and Sigma Beta Delta, many other organizations are pitching in to help make this drive be a big success. Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale State College Athletic Department, The United Mavericks, Farmingdale PAL, Farmingdale High School Athletic Department, Cascarinos of Farmingdale, the Bagel Hut of Farmingdale, Farmingdale Baseball League and Astoria Federal Business Banking Department are all involved in the campaign. Significant donations have also been made by the Waszkiewicz and Grassi families boosting the drive. “I am extremely proud of all of the students and our sponsors for their support in this effort to bringing hope to many children so they can now play sports with the proper equipment” said Waszkiewicz.
This event ends today but there’s still time to make it to the Farmingdale campus. On April 19th, the campaign will be open to the public and take place in the Campus Center lobby from noon to four p.m.
Patty D’Accolti, executive director and founder of Children Sports Connection, is happy to be working with the students. “It’s very moving to see the Farmingdale State College Community come together to support our youth right here on Long Island” said D’Accolti. “What’s most impressive are the initiatives taken by the students who have led this collaboration to raise funds and collect equipment to further the mission of CSC. I have enjoyed working with them on this project and am delighted to see their commitment to helping those who are disadvantaged achieve their athletic goals.”