BOSTON, Mass. - The UMass Boston student-athletes and coaches continued their partnerships with many great local organizations throughout the month of October. Below are three teams who did their part as we get closer to the holiday season.
As they did with the Pine Street for the 2016-2017 school year, the men's lacrosse team kicked off the Beacons Light Academy season for the year. For the 2016-2017 year the Beacons Light Academy moved to the South Boston Boys & Girls Club (Edgerley Family South Boston Club).
Twenty-five kids from the Boys & Girls club after school program came together to learn about the history of lacrosse, Beacons Lacrosse and the fundamentals of the game, along with the importance of team work and hard work.
As we embark on this year long process the UMB family would like to take the time to thank, Vahsaun Givans and the staff over at the South Boston Boys & Girls Club (Edgerley Family South Boston club), for welcome the Beacons athletic teams. We're looking forward to a great year.
The second UMass Boston intercollegiate team to kick-off Beacons Light Academy for the 2016-2017 academic year was the women's soccer team. Children from ages 6-12 years old had a chance to hear from three-time Little East Conference Coach of the Year Amy Zombeck. They had the opportunity to learn about soccer and why Coach Zombeck has been so successful in her tenure at UMass Boston.
Seven UMass Boston somen's soccer players and Coach Zombeck, had the opportunity to teach and sometimes re-teach the fundamentals of soccer to a great group of kids who were engaging and eager to take part. It was a great time had by the UMB student-athletes, and more importantly the youth of our community who had the chance to take part in Beacons Light Academy.
Last week the UMass Boston cross country team took part in the UMass Boston/Pine Street Inn partnership. The 2016-2017 school year will mark the second year in a row the two groups work together. The partnership has given student athletes an opportunity to learn up close and personal the struggles of homelessness and the individuals it can effect.
The cross country team were given a tour of the facility, as is done with all UMB teams that volunteer at the Pine Street Inn. Once the tour was concluded the student-athletes went right into the activities of prepping food, separating materials and putting everything in place for the 5:00 pm meal.
The UMass Boston Department of Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs, looks forward to another successful year with the Pine Street Inn and the staff.