“We are so excited to host this year’s event at St. Joseph’s College,” said Kristine Fitzpatrick, president, Miracle League of Long Island. “The student athletes have graciously agreed to be elves to our children and help them hit the baseball and navigate the bases. We are all looking forward to a wonderful day.”
The Miracle League of Long Island is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing people with disabilities an opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing baseball. This unique event will allow the children to play with the help of student volunteers from SJC, while aiming to develop social skills and self esteem, while promoting community support of the league.
“I feel that this is a very important event for SJC students to participate in,” said Timothy Trava, assistant coach of the men’s soccer and basketball teams on SJC’s Long Island Campus. “Our athletics teams are always looking for ways to share their gifts with children that are not as fortunate and they are looking forward to another great experience.”
This event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with rotating games beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, please visit www.mllongisland.com.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 23 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.