Garden City, N.Y. – In an effort to help those affected
by Hurricane Sandy, members of the men's and women's soccer teams
donated their time on Saturday at St. Paul's to help collect items for
the victims storm.
The collection drive on November 17 at St. Paul's athletic fields in
Garden City, N.Y. was spearheaded by Head Men's Soccer Coach, Carlo Acquista
and the Garden City Centennial Soccer Club.
“There are many communities that have lost so much due to the
Hurricane,” said Acquista. “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 that were set up. All
of the items collected were donated to the communities on the south
shore that have been devastated from the hurricane.
The effort collected dozens of bags that included toiletries, household
cleaning supplies, clothing, non-perishable foods, bottled water,
personal hygiene items, batteries, flashlights, blankets and many other
items that can be utilized.
“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.”
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