Rising Stars student-athletes are not your average kids. Instead of having a party, over 150 Rising Stars families and their coaches chose to celebrate the holiday season by making 1,000 sandwiches for the homeless and under-fed population on Long Island and NYC. Instead of munching on snacks and eating candy canes, they considered how it might feel to be hungry and have to wait to eat. Elementary through high school aged kids, their parents and coaches stood side-by side, working together to make sandwiches, individually wrap them, and include notes of inspiration and love for the homeless. If that’s not the definition of TEAMWORK, I don’t know what is.
“Chase had a great time at the 4th Annual Hearts and Hoops Community Service Event on Monday, December 3rd where he and his dad prepared sandwiches for those in need. It is a great opportunity for Chase to be involved in helping the homeless. George and Chase delivered the sandwiches last night to the shelter. The staff there was so very grateful for the donation. Rising Stars is on the move helping the community and that is AMAZING! Keep up the Great work you are doing.” – Chase’s Mom
“What a fantastic event yesterday. I love how involved Rising Stars is with giving back!! It’s always great to see the kids doing something to help others!” – Josiah and Ethan’s Mom