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YMS Volleyball - Off the Court and in the Community

October 12, 2012
By Suzanne Galmarini of Yorkville Middle School



The Yorkville Middle School 7th and 8th grade girls’ volleyball teams recently participated in an “Athletes for Service” community service project at Bickford Memory Care Center in Oswego. Volleyball players created memory boxes for residents to assist in their daily therapies of remembering what used to bring joy to their lives before their illness set in. While visiting Bickford, student athletes socialized with residents and chatted about the various memory boxes which included themes such as fishing, baking, a beach vacation, birthdays and board games/cards. Students then served ice cream to residents.

According to Coach Joyce Yattoni, “It was a great project for our athletes, and a great chance to connect with the older generation. It was nice to see the girls really enjoy spending time with the residents.” “It is definitely something that we will continue to do in the future.”

7th Grade Team Members: Madison Brusak, Chloe Campbell, Nicole Loquercio, Samantha Laurich, Carrigan Hobbs, Samantha McKibbon, Kaylee Knierim, Lauren Thomson, Maya Sullivan, Erin Hettinger, Brigitte Mispagel, Jenna Fosnacht, Lexi Paus, Maya Seaver, Kassidy Collins, Savanna Schoof, Morgan Daszkiewicz, Coach Megan Johnson

8th Grade Team Members: Hannah Jaros, Laiken Miller, Lindsay Loquercio, Sydney Hering, Emily Gutzweiler, Megan Theis, Amanda Farwell, Sydney Woodworth, Natalie Malinowski, Brianna Pickering, Michelle Kush, Brianna Childs, Jacqueline Steffa, Abbigale Delgado, Jade Volkart, Coach Joyce Yattoni


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