CNR Hosts Special Olympics Competition on Community Service Day


The College of New Rochelle welcomed middle and high school students from Westchester and Putnam counties to the Wellness Center on April 17 for a Special Olympics competition, part of the College's eighth annual Community Service Day.

The students, part of the Public School Sports League, played basketball, football, and other games and physical activities. They also underwent basic health check-ups by volunteer students, faculty, and staff.

Volunteers also organized and refereed the games, worked one-on-one with the athletes, photographed and videotaped the proceedings, distributed snacks and awards, and cleaned up afterwards.

At the DC-37 Campus, volunteers collected school supplies for classes taught by Local 372 Board of Education DC-37 Union members.

The John Cardinal O'Connor Campus welcomed seniors from St. Vincent De Paul Nursing Home and Mott Haven Reformed Church for a light brunch, followed by entertainment and fellowship.

Community members at the Rosa Parks Campus collected nonperishable food items for the Bronx's Concourse House, helping to eliminate homelessness by providing safe and stable transitional housing for women and their children.

The Brooklyn Campus held a "Sweets and Treats Fundraiser" for money to send children's books to a small school in Ghana.