HARTFORD, Conn. Members of the Quinnipiac University baseball team, as well as Boomer the Bobcat, visited the Connecticut Children's Medical Center at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. In a event coordinated by senior Andrew Mayer (Trumbull, Conn.), the team handed out plush baseball's and team photos to children in the hospital's infusion center and cancer ward.
Seniors Mayer, Joe Duffy (Commack, N.Y.), Chris Gloor (Bay Shore, N.Y.), Mike Marmo (Brookville, N.Y.), Bobak Emamian (Cheshire, Conn.) and Bryn Doyle (Manchester, N.H.), as well as freshman Anthony Cinelli (Wall, N.J.) and head coach Dan Gooley spoke with several children about various topics ranging from the New York Yankees to James Patterson novels.
Baseball's visit to CCMC is part of Quinnipiac's "Positive Play" program, created to encourage community involvement and youth outreach to all of Quinnipiac's student-athletes. This past year, Quinnipiac raised over $30,000 for several different fund raisers.