Oct. 28, 2007
The Siena women's tennis team made a visit to the Ronald McDonald House in Albany Saturday serving as `Chef's for the Day'. The Saints prepared a roasted turkey dinner for the residing families. In an ongoing partnership with Siena Athletics, Price Chopper generously donated the food that was served today.
"Learning about community service is an important part of being a student-athlete at Siena," said coach Tim O'Brien. "I was especially happy that we had time to walk to the hospital and visit the Ronald McDonald Family Room. This is a rewarding educational experience for our team and we look forward to coming back in the spring semester."
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 `Chef's 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.