In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the damaging impact on our community, a collection of student-athletes at the College of Staten Island have been a major part of the relief effort. CSI’s Victoria Donegan (women’s soccer) and Jessica Pifalo (women’s swimming) are just two of many faces in the community serving as activists for the efforts, and ambassadors of CSI athletics at the sites since Day One, and their story is chronicled today by NCAA News reporter Brian Hendrickson on www.ncaa.org.
Residents of Staten Island, the pair of CSI standouts have made extraordinary efforts in the recovery effort, from volunteering time at shelters helping the displaced, to organizing donations at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center. Together with nearby student-athletes from Wagner College, the pair have set the groundwork for extraordinary giving and compassion during this critical time. We want to thank Jessica and Tori for their efforts and all of those who are continuing the effort during this tumultuous time. Collections are being collected in 1R-204 for all who wish to donate.