Commack Comes To The Rescue For Little League Damaged By Sandy

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Commack Donations

By Brenda Lentsch

All it took was a phone call from Sandy stricken Far Rockaway Little League to start the ball rolling in Commack. Community resident and firefighter Wayne Forte received a call from Far Rockaway Little League Coach Marc Bacchus, who was wondering if Commack could lend a hand in replacing some equipment for the children. Hurricane Sandy washed away or damaged most of the Little League equipment, and the season was about to begin.  Wayne contacted Commack’s Coordinator of Community Relations, Debbie Virga, and the two of them took up the challenge immediately.

Students of all ages gathered their new and used equipment for the donation. One particular student, sixth grader Stephanie Schneider, collected from her Commack North Little League and her Bandit Travel Teammates.

The following items were collected and personally bought to Far Rockaway by Mr. Forte:

37 Helmets

5 Catchers Masks

64 bats

52 Baseball gloves

27 Baseball pants

26 pairs of baseball socks

11 bat bags

21 catcher gear sets

18 jerseys

25 pairs – batting gloves

8 buckets of baseballs

48 pairs of cleats

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