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Men's soccer team donates books to area school

Posted May 22, 2014
Tags Community Service Men's Soccer Students

The Hamilton College men's soccer team recently collected and donated more than 1,200 children's books and over 50 Hamilton College men's soccer T-shirts to Denti Elementary School in Rome, N.Y.

Members of the team collected the children's books from family and friends. On May 12, head coach Perry Nizzi and a group of players delivered the books to the school. Nizzi and Teddy Clements '14 spoke briefly to the assembled students and encouraged them to read. Students who read a book and then briefly explained it to their classmates would be awarded a shirt.

"Growing up, I missed having good books," Nizzi said. "I had always wanted to donate books back to my hometown of Rome and with possible teacher layoffs, I thought this would be a good time to do it."

(Release by Pat McGlynn '14)

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