May 1, 2018
The League of YES
QUEENS, N.Y. -Following a successful 2018 season, the St. John’s women’s basketball program continues to make an impact off the court, as the ladies teamed up with the League of YES this past weekend.
The League of YES is a branch of the Miracle League in Long Island. Its mission is to establish and sustain baseball programs for people of all ages and abilities. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for individuals with special needs to enjoy America’s past time.
It was a special moment as the Johnnies had the opportunity to spend time playing baseball, dancing and interacting with participants of the League of YES. Senior guard, Tamesha Alexander, was one member from the team who was part of the impacting experience.
“My time spent at the League of YES was absolutely incredible,” Alexander said. “It felt good to be able to put a smile on the children and their parents' faces. I love children and I love helping others.”
Not only were the ladies able to interact with the participants, but they were also part of the opening day for the Nassau County Field at Eisenhower Park.
The St. John’s women’s basketball trainer, Jill Christensen, has played a major role with the Miracle League, helping to found the Long Island branch in 2010. Christensen continues to have a big impact within the organization, serving as treasurer for the League of YES.
“We were so happy to have the women’s basketball team come down for our opening day at our Nassau County Field.” Christensen said. “The participants always look forward to having the St. John’s athletes come out and be part of these events. The ladies brought so many smiles to the faces of all the participants.”
The event not only brought joy to the members, it had a major impact on the women’s basketball team as well.
“I am so thankful for our lovely trainer Jill for telling us about this event,” Alexander said. “I’ll definitely be back as soon as I can.”
As the League of YES continues to grow, the organization is opening up another park on Saturday in Suffix County. For further information on the League of YES and how to get involved, visit http://www.leagueofyes.com.