Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00
It was a typical day at CitiField, but just outside the ballpark near the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, there was different kind of preparation going on. The Miles of Smiles: Michael Lewis Wolkis Foundation, along with Baseball Tomorrow Fund, presented new and gently used sporting goods to the greater New York SANDLOT Athletic Alliance. The recipients of the sporting goods range in age from 14-18 and play travel baseball.
A large portion of these sporting goods came from the Syosset Central School District sporting goods drive. From all 10 schools, the community was able to collect hundreds of new and used sporting goods for inner city children. Also, on hand to present these donations were Amy and Jerry Wolkis, Melissa Wolkis (soon to be Melissa Ingber) and David Ingber, who was able to coordinate this event with the Mets.
As the holiday season is upon us, members of the Syosset school community urge residents to be extra careful driving, as there is a lot more foot traffic on the streets. Michael Lewis Wolkis would have been a graduating senior in 2011, but his life was tragically cut short when he was hit by a car and survived for only 5 days after the accident. For more information about this foundation, visit the web site at mlwmilesofsmiles.org.