NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.-- The Monroe College Mustangs of New Rochelle took time out of preseason practice on Saturday to help physically disabled residents of Richmond Community Services in Yonkers.
Members of the Mustangs soccer team met up with the residents and took them to a nearby park so they could attend a concert.
"This was another experience that our student-athletes share that helps them grow," coach Jonathan Garbar said. "We remind them all the time that when you became part of Monroe women's soccer, you became part of something bigger than just a ball and a goal. It was a privilege to be there and an honor for us to be in the presence of such great people. I am very proud of our efforts tonight and can't wait to make our friends proud when we hit the field."
The Mustangs supported Richmond Community Services last year as well. When some of the residents attended games in 2012, the Mustangs invited them into their halftime huddle.
It is an activity that Garbar hopes to continue in 2013.