Baseball Gives Back

Dec. 9, 2015

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Siena’s baseball team stayed busy this fall volunteering their time to help the greater community. The Saints visited the Ronald McDonald House, and participated in the Topps Latham Circle Buddy Program as a team. Additionally, three upperclassmen spoke at a panel discussion hosted at Bethlehem Middle School.

The service was part of Siena’s Blue Shield of Northeastern New York Saints in the Community Program.

Several players visited the Ronald McDonald House where they helped to move furniture, clean floors, and move unwanted debris outside in order to better the living space as improvements are being made. Other members tested out their baking skills, baking dozens of cookies for the residing families.

Members of the team also donated their time to volunteer with the Topps Latham Circle Buddy Program, testing out their athleticism by playing soccer with the children. From group drills, one on one passing, and an informal game, the baseball team made a big impression on the area youth.

Senior captain Bryan Goossens, senior Kyano Cummings, and junior Chris Amorosi were the three Saints who made the trek to Bethlehem Middle School this past semester, where they spoke to students about the commitment it takes to perform successfully in the classroom and on the field. A primary focus was the idea of the “student” in student-athlete, in order to emphasize the importance of academics.