Sept. 23, 2007
Chef for a Day @ RMHC
Loudonville, N.Y. - This weekend the Siena College Field Hockey team made their first of two scheduled visits this fall to the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Albany. The team served as "Chefs for the Day," preparing a full course meal for families in the house.
Following an early Saturday morning practice and an appearance at the Siena men's soccer game, twelve players and Assistant Coach Kaitlyn Skelley headed to the Ronald McDonald House. The remainder of the team and Head Coach Bill Davidson will tour the house and prepare dinner there in a return visit on November 16th. Both visits reflect the Siena College Athletic Department's Saints in the Community initiative.
After touring the house, the team prepared a full course meal consisting of baked ziti, salad, garlic bread, lemonade and apple and cherry pie for the twenty residents.
This marks the third year of Siena athletics department-wide partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities. Throughout the academic year, Siena's varsity sports teams will visit the Ronald McDonald House and serve as "Chefs for the Day". Teams also visit children in Ronald McDonald House family room at Albany Medical Center.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. provides comfort, support and respite for families of seriously ill children in a compassionate and home-like environment through the operation of the Ronald McDonald House, and the Ronald McDonald House Family Room in the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center and awards grants to programs in the community that enhance the lives of children.