November 22, 2012
GIVING A HELPING HAND
Adelphi men, women collect for Sandy victims
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – In an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the Adelphi men's and women's soccer teams donated their time at St. Paul's to help collect items for the victims storm on Saturday.
The collection drive at St. Paul's athletic fields was spearheaded by men's coach Carlo Acquista and the Garden City Centennial Soccer Club.
“There are many communities that have lost so much due to the Hurricane,” Acquista said. “It was fantastic to have our team, along with the women's team, come together and do our part in helping the families in need.”
During the day while the local soccer games were being played, the Panthers helped collections at two of the stations. All of the items collected were donated to the communities on the south shore that have been devastated by the hurricane.
The effort collected dozens of bags that included toiletries, household cleaning supplies, clothing, non-perishable food, bottled water, personal hygiene items, batteries, flashlights, blankets and many other items.
“I want to thank the Garden City Centennial Soccer Club, their board of directors, my athletes, the women's team and the Garden City community for making this drive a huge success,” Acquista said.