#Seawolves student-athletes deliver toys to pediatric cancer patients

Dec. 12, 2013


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Stony Brook, N.Y. - In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Stony Brook Athletics put on its second annual Stuff-A-Bus event, taking up donations of new, unwrapped toys and then delivering them to pediatric patients at Stony Brook University's Cancer Center.  

On Dec. 11, Stony Brook student-athletes across all sports, administrators and Wolfie gathered the toys, stuffed the Wolfie Wagon, courtesy of Competition Automotive Group, and delivered them to the Cancer Center's Christmas tree, located within pediatric oncology playroom. 

After delivering the toys, the student-athletes and Wolfie interacted with young patients who were receiving treatments that day. Each patient went through the group of toys to find the one that excited them the most. Then the student-athletes made sure they enjoyed their new toys by playing with them.

"Interacting with the kids is great," said sophomore Stephanie McFadden of the volleyball team. They're awesome. With the hardships they are going through, they are so strong, and I think they are amazing. For me and my team, we love interacting with kids and we love being in the community. Coming out here makes us feel a part of the community and something bigger."

The day was a joint coordination between Stony Brook Athletics, the Sunrise Fund and the Cancer Center, led by Athletics Manager of Marketing Chris Murray and Certified Child Life Specialists Lauren Sharaby, Paulette Walter and Michael Attard.

Stony Brook Athletics thanks all the fans, staff, student-athletes and Competition Automotive Group for donating to the cause.

Video of the event will be available on this Friday's Get Your RED On Minute at GoSeawolves.org.