Courtesy of Hamilton College
CLINTON, N.Y. - Hamilton Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members made Halloween a little happier for some children and senior citizens at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare on October 29. The student-athletes donned costumes and visited the pediatric ward and senior care center of St. Luke's Hospital.
Student athletes participating were seniors Aly Skelly (field hockey), Darby Philbrick (soccer), Matt Kastilahn (soccer), Eleni Neyland (field hockey), and juniors Ian Nichols (men’s hockey), and Katie Tenefrancia (soccer).
The students painted pumpkins and made Halloween crafts with children in the pediatric ward and their siblings, and with residents of the Senior Care Center. SAAC holds Service Sundays each month through which athletes participate in volunteer activities in the community.
Millie Condon, communications specialist at St. Luke's said, “I received rave reviews of the students who came to visit our units on Sunday. The patients had a wonderful time.”