Molloy athletics assists in ECC's "Team Up to Clean Up"
By Jack A. Zolla, Director of Athletic Communications
Molloy College was one of three schools asked by the East Coast Conference to partake in "Team Up To Clean Up" Long Island. Molloy's student-athletes, coaches and staff members assisted with cleaning up throughout the Village of Hempstead, Long Island.
The student-athletes, coaches and staff helped out in a wide variety of ways, including: cleaning up sidewalks and plant areas by pulling out weeds, and laying down fresh mulch and soil; collecting trash and garbage; and re-painting weathered street guardrails.
"Our community is very thankful for the work the wonderful student-athletes from Molloy College did this weekend, and for the example they are setting for young people throughout Long Island," said Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall Sr. "They did a phenomenal job of enhancing the beauty of our Village, and we will be cheering them on when they participate in, and, with all luck, win an East Coast Conference Championship."
With all involved in the endeavor, the Molloy Department of Athletics logged over 164 hours assisting the Village of Hempstead.
"This event is another example of the important place our schools and conference hold in their neighborhoods," noted ECC Commissioner Dr. Robert Dranoff. "Our student-athletes and athletic departments are role models, I believe, in their efforts to help others. We are all proud of the work they do and the impact they make in building relationships and partnerships with their communities."
The other two schools that participated in this event were Dowling College, which assisted the Town of Islip, and the New York Institute of Technology, which worked with the town of North Hempstead.
Molloy's student-athletes, coaches and staff plan on assisting the Village of Hempstead with another "clean up" project in the
Spring of 2014.