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Thursday, October 16, 2014

ECC Team Up to Clean Up Event

The East Coast Conference, a NCAA Division II collegiate athletic conference, and its 11 member institutions will be participating in the Second Annual ECC Team Up to Clean Up community service initiative beginning tomorrow morning. Student-athletes from each school will spend time providing clean up efforts in local communities near their campuses.

After three schools took part in the clean up effort last year, this marks the first year each member institution will participate. 

Below is a list of the date and location of each school's clean up effort. If you would like to cover the event or find out exact locations of the clean ups, please contact one of the school's contacts listed in parentheses below. 

Bridgeport (Chuck Sadowski - csadowsk@bridgeport.edu): Seaside Park - October 17th
Daemen (Mike Miranto - mmiranto@daemen.edu): Town of Amherst - Various dates from October 11th - 24th
District of Columbia (Eric Zedalis - eric.zedalis@udc.edu): Forest Hills - October 17th
Dowling (Jackie Rogers - rogersj@dowling.edu): Town of Islip - October 17th
LIU Post (Ian Schraier - ian.schraier@liu.edu): Crocheron Park, Queens - November 8th
Mercy (Rob Bergman - rbergman@mercy.edu): Dobbs Ferry - October 17th
Molloy (Jack Zolla - jzolla@molloy.edu): Town of Hempstead - October 24th
NYIT (Sabrina Polidoro - spolidor@nyit.edu): North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington - October 17th
Queens (Mike Balestra - michael.balestra@qc.cuny.edu): Kissena Park, October 20th
Roberts Wesleyan (Micah Chapman - chapman_micah@roberts.edu): various locations, TBD
St. Thomas Aquinas (Kim Lusk - klusk@stac.edu): Sparkill, October 18th

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About the ECC
Founded as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1989 and rechristened the East Coast Conference in July 2006, the ECC was formed to enhance intercollegiate athletic competition among member institutions and to assist them in integrating athletics into their academic program in a fiscally sound way. The ECC is committed to the highest standards of scholarship, sportsmanship, teamwork, and citizenship. Its mission is to promote the total person concept in its student-athletes, which stresses the abilities to excel in academic achievement, athletic competition, and positive character traits. East Coast Conference members include: University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Conn.); University of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.); Daemen College (Amherst, N.Y.); Dowling College (Oakdale, N.Y.); LIU Post (Brookville, N.Y.); Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.); Molloy College (Rockville Centre, N.Y.); New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, N.Y.); Queens College (Flushing, N.Y.); Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, N.Y.) and St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, N.Y.). Associate Members include: Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, Pa.), Dominican College (Orangeburg, N.Y.), and Georgian Court University (Lakewood, N.J.).

The ECC sponsors the following championship sports: baseball; men’s and women’s basketball; men’s and women’s cross country; men’s and women’s lacrosse; softball; men’s and women’s tennis; men’s and women’s indoor track and field; men’s and women’s outdoor track and field; men’s and women’s soccer; and women’s volleyball.

The East Coast Conference is a proud member of the NCAA and Division II. Division II is a dynamic and engaging group of colleges, institutions and conferences of varying sizes and educational missions. Division II members encourage and support diversity; value sportsmanship, fairness and equity; and place the highest priority on the overall educational excellence of the student-athlete.


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