Molloy Coaches Participate in St. Baldrick's Day
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – On Monday, the
Molloy College Department of Athletics saw three of its head
coaches take part in the school’s second-annual St.
Baldrick’s Day, where all proceeds benefited the St.
Baldrick’s Foundation. The organization is a volunteer-driven
charity committed to funding the most promising research to find
cures for childhood cancers, and giving survivors long and healthy
In order to participate in the event, a person can either volunteer to work it or become a “shavee”. Once signed up as a “shavee”, you have your head shaved, and raise funds for childhood cancer awareness. Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tim O’Hagan (East Rockaway, N.Y.), Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Tom Campolettano (Hicksville, N.Y.) and Head Volleyball Coach Billy Corrao (East Northport, N.Y.) joined the cause.
Corrao, the newest member of the Lions’ staff, wasted no time getting involved in charitable work, something the department prides itself on. “I have participated in St. Baldrick’s Day the last six years, and it is a cause that I am a big supporter of,” said Corrao. “It feels great to give something back to help people that are in an unavoidable situation. At the very least, it is a good to help them feel better about the position they are in.”
Director of Athletics Susan Cassidy-Lyke (Hicksville, N.Y.) expressed great pleasure about her coaches. “This event raises money for a great cause, and I am so proud that our coaches stepped up to be a part of the day. We stress to our student-athletes the importance of engaging in community service, so it is nice to see our coaches leading the way.”
St. Baldrick’s Day raised a total $3,555 for cancer research, and since 2005, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has has amassed $56,935,153. To get involved, please visit www.stbaldricks.org.
Provided by the Molloy Sports Information Department.