The SUNY College at Old Westbury Student Government Association and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee teamed up to host a 2.89 mile Turkey Trot run/walk on campus on Friday, November 14, 2014. All participants donated non-perishable food items to help feed locals at risk of hunger during the holiday season. All donations were delivered to Island Harvest, which received more than 50 pounds of food stuffs from the donations. Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. There were 30 participants in the Turkey Trot, which included students, staff and faculty.
“Service and giving back to the community is an important part of the mission of SUNY College at Old Westbury,” said Lenore Walsh, director of athletics, SUNY College at Old Westbury. “We are proud of the participants in our Turkey Trot for thinking of others, and working hard to donate their time and share some comforts from home in advance of the holiday season.”
Atiba was an intern with SUNY's Office of New Media, who became a University at Albany graduate in English with a minor in Communications.