Dec. 16, 2013
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – The Siena College Field Hockey team volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday (12/14) evening to prepare meals for the current residents. The athletic programs take pride in their community and the values instilled at Siena College through the Saints in the Community Program.
"Our team always loves taking part in cooking meals at the Ronald McDonald House, especially this time of year,” said head coach Kara Zappone. “With the snow storm settling in, we cooked a nice cozy meal for those who are going through so much and needed a taste of home.”
Field Hockey helped the staff cook dinner for Saturday night. The meals consisted of rice, pesto chicken and a cookies and cream dessert.
The snowstorm did not stop the team from being involved and volunteering for the evening. The students dressed up in festive Christmas sweaters and shirts to bring the holiday spirit to those staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Zappone Continued, “We always love visiting the house, meeting new people, and helping them out how we can. It's the least we could do to help."
As part of the Franciscan values at Siena College, the athletic department takes pride in providing opportunities to the student athletes in unique ways so they can share in the Franciscan values through the Saints in the Community program.
The Ronald McDonald house creates and supports programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children and provides resources for the children and families in need of assistance.