Farmingdale State College students collect sports gear for disadvantaged children

Students at Farmingdale State College are rounding up gear for football, basketball, baseball and other sports to be donated to under-privileged children on Long Island. (4/19/14)

FARMINGDALE - Students at Farmingdale State College are rounding up gear for football, basketball, baseball and other sports to be donated to under-privileged children on Long Island.

The students started collecting gently used equipment on Monday, and have since received hundreds of donations.

The donation drive is part of a community service initiative within the college. The donations will be given to Children's Sport Connection, a Garden City-based organization that makes sure disadvantaged children have the gear they need to stay active.

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Founder Patricia D'Accolti says she was fortunate to team up with the students at Farmingdale. "These students here at this school have really impressed me with their dedication, their professionalism and their willingness to want to make a difference in the community," she said.

The sporting equipment will go to children in Long Beach and Valley Stream.

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