When the Queensbury varsity field hockey team received the news that there would not be a field hockey season this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the students brainstormed other ways to use their team’s bond and strong work ethic.
Food insecurity is a critical issue within the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of people newly experiencing food insecurity alongside those who have already been struggling. With the holiday season coming up, the Lady Spartans knew that their time could be well-spent gathering food donations for community members in need.
The students invited the Glens Falls field hockey team to collect donations as well, and worked in conjunction with the Salvation Army. After being given a list of items, the teams got to work!
Through the help of social media, as well as the family, friends and Queensbury and Glens Falls school communities, vanloads of donations were delivered to the Salvation Army on Nov. 5.
“I am so proud of our student-athletes for donating the time they would have spent on the field toward such a worthy cause. These young ladies are the embodiment of Spartan pride,” said Superintendent of Schools Kyle L. Gannon.