Embrace the Impact: SCSU Student-Athletes Assist With Campus-Wide "Friends of Rudolph" Event

Embrace the Impact: SCSU Student-Athletes Assist With Campus-Wide "Friends of Rudolph" Event



December 19, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Southern Connecticut athletic department was well-represented at the "Friends of Rudolph" event, which brings more than 1,200 individuals to campus each December.

Student-athletes from the field hockey and gymnastics teams were on-site to lend a hand. In addition, the athletic department also collected toys during the early part of the month as part of a toy contribution for youngsters at the event.

“It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to interact with so many kids and see all of the smiles on their faces. Everyone was really in the holiday spirit," said sophomore field hockey player Kya O’Donnell

"In addition, it was awesome to see university staff, faculty, students and especially the SCSU police department come together to put on such a great event!” 

This event is just one example of many community outreach events that SCSU student-athletes take part in on an annual basis. SCSU student-athletes volunteered more than 2,000 hours of their time to numerous outreach efforts, both on-campus and in Greater New Haven, during the 2015-16 academic year.

Reporting for this release provided by the Southern Connecticut athletic communications staff


This is the first of the NE10's Embrace the Impact features this week. The schedule for the week is below:

Monday - Southern Connecticut 'Friends of Rudolph'
Tuesday - Assumption Baseball Adds Ari to Roster through Team IMPACT 
Wednesday - Adelphi Softball 'Island Harvest' Efforts
Thursday - Southern New Hampshire Ice Hockey Adds Alex through Team IMPACT
Friday - Saint Michael's Organ Donation Efforts 

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete. 

Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.