Countdown to #Seawolves Tip-Off: Seawolves Give Back

Sophomore Miranda Jenkins with a camper at Muscular Dystrophy Camp

Oct. 15, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. – With practice schedules, academic pressures and constant recruiting, one might think coaches and student-athletes have little time sleep—let alone the ability to give back to the community.

Stony Brook women’s basketball makes the time.

Since arriving on campus, head coach Beth O’Boyle has shown a commitment to remaining involved in the Long Island community by forming a relationship with the Boys & Girls Club and participating in various service projects with the team.

During O’Boyle’s first two seasons, the Seawolves have hosted an annual clinic for the Boys & Girls Club and invited members to come to a game free of charge. 

Following a come-from-behind win over Maine on Senior Night last season, the squad paid a visit to hospitalized children at the Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital and brought T-shirts, stuffed animals, toys and most importantly, smiles to patients.  Full Release

Over the summer, Stony Brook spent time with Muscular Dystrophy Association campers. The trip 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 next month to raise money for MDA in her memory. Follow O’Boyle’s journey on Twitter @CoachBoyle. Full Release 

The team also volunteered at the Miracle League game at Joe Nathan Field in September, where members were paired up as “buddies” with children of special needs. Full Release and Coverage 

To support the Seawolves during the 2013-14 season, please call (631) 632-WOLF. Follow @SBAthletics and @CoachOBoyle on Twitter and be sure to use the hashtag #Seawolves when discussing Stony Brook Athletics.