Women’s Basketball Visits Church Street Elementary School

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team enjoyed a visit to the Church Street Elementary School in Hamden on Monday morning, as eight members of the team made the trip to work with youngsters in conjunction with Quinnipiac's Positive Play initiative.

Assistant coaches Danielle Brennan and Marie Warner along with student-athletes Adily Martucci, Val Driscoll, Gillian Abshire, Shaina Earle, Maria Napolitano and Brianah Ramos all made the trip to read to kindergarten and second grade students. The students separated into small groups and Quinnipiac players joined the group to read and discuss a book of the students' choice. Students engaged in a question and answer session as well.

Quinnipiac Athletics' Positive Play initiative is designed to encourage student-athlete involvement in the community. Quinnipiac is dedicated to the promotion and development of service, service learning, experiential learning, and civic engagement programs and initiatives that involve students in the local community and challenge them to critically examine the role their service plays in cultivating personal development and social change.


Church Street Elementary School
Church Street Elementary School is located in the southern section of Hamden, contiguous to New Haven, a large urban city.  The school has been a focal point in the community for over 75 years.  A flexible-space building was constructed on the original site in 1990 to meet changing enrollment needs. The Family Resource Center helps to expand the services and educational opportunities for our children and families.  Programs include a pre-K readiness/daycare class, parent and child playgroups, weekend and evening literacy initiatives, adult education classes in computer, English as a Second Language and obtaining a high school diploma. 

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