Women's hoops spends time with MDA campers

Miranda Jenkins and a camper

Aug 16, 2013

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Wading River, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team visited with Camp DeWolfe, the local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) camp this past week. The Seawolves handed out Stony Brook t-shirts, did tie-dye arts and crafts and shot hoops with the campers.  

"It was a great experience for our team to spend time at the MDA camp," women's basketball head coach Beth O'Boyle said. "The spirit and energy of the campers is truly inspiring, and it was neat to see our players interact with them as they learned from each other and, most importantly, had fun."

The visit was something that hit close to home for O'Boyle, who lost her niece to the disease last year after a courageous battle and will be running in the New York City Marathon with her brother this November to raise funds for the MDA in her memory.

"She continues to be an inspiration to me, and I'm thrilled our players had the chance to be inspired by such a wonderful group of people," O'Boyle commented.

The MDA provides a week-long overnight camp for children ages 6-17 who suffer from the disease. Campers have the opportunity to meet other children sharing the same needs and experiences in an environment created specifically for them. At MDA camp, children can engage in a variety of activities including horseback riding, arts and crafts and swimming.