Oct. 28, 2013
The Siena women's tennis team woke up early Saturday, October 26 to prepare breakfast for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Albany. The House provides lodging to families who have kids in the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center, often dealing with life-threatening conditions.
"Volunteering at places like the Ronald McDonald House and Northeast Regional Food Bank has become a team tradition that the ladies look forward and enjoy," head coach Andy Christodoulou said. "We are making someone's life in need a little better and that is what it's all about."
The volunteer activities provide a lot of long term benefits to Siena student athletes, who graduate with more civil awareness, and develop leadership skills that will carry with them through the rest of their life.
"It was very fulfilling volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House," team captain Carly Holloway said. "Activities like these bring us closer as a team, closer to the community and closer to fulfilling Siena's Franciscan values."