DANSVILLE—Children in the Dansville community will be getting a little more holiday cheer thanks to the members of the Alfred University women’s basketball team. The team of 12 pooled their own money together to buy $150 worth of gifts for children.
The team visited the Tops in Dansville and took the tags off their giving tree then purchased gifts for those kids. They labeled them with the proper age and gender then wrapped all the presents.
“We decided that we would forget about gifts for ourselves, but gifts for others in our surrounding communities,” said team member Lindsay Drummond.
The women also used $100 donated by a team mom to participate in a cause organized by a church in Ogdensburg, N.Y. The cause collects hats and mittens for people who don’t have them during the winter season. The team purchased three bags full of hats mittens for all ages to donate to the church.
Alfred University’s Athletic Director Paul Vecchio said he is a very proud Athletic Director, especially when he can share news of his teams acting selflessly.