Greenwich High School’s field hockey program spent a recent Sunday volunteering at the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club Muddy Up 5K Family Run & Walk. The event, which raised money for the Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, took place on Oct. 3 at Camp Simmons on Lake Avenue.
“We volunteered at the Mud Run for the Boys & Girls Club, because they do a lot for the community and Greenwich Athletics,” said Angelica Veronis, one of Greenwich’s varsity field hockey captains. “They do a lot for kids and create a safer and smarter community, so we wanted to give back. We had a lot of girls there helping and we were cheering on people in the Mud Run. We helped set up for the event and clean up and the Boys & Girls Club were pleased with our work. I got an email saying they were impressed.”
Said Isa Lattuada, also a captain of the Greenwich varsity field hockey team: “At the Mud Run we had a lot of fun. We set up all the obstacles and we enjoyed working with the organizers of the Boys and Girls Club and it was fun.”
Greenwich varsity field hockey coach Megan Wax said the team looked forward to the event and were pleased to be a part of the run for a good cause.
“We always like to do some sort of community service project, but COVID restrictions have been a bit of a hiccup this season and last,” Wax said. “The initiative was led by the captains (Zita Cohen, Isa Lattuada, Angelica Veronis, Maggie Bulis) as they felt it was important to give back to an organization that helps our community so much. Our coaching staff really focuses on not just player development, but character development. We constantly try to help everyone identify their individual strengths and how to apply them in the world around them, whether it is on the field or in the community.”
“Seeing them all out there working hard to make a positive impact and have so much fun doing it was great,” Wax continued. “I couldn’t be more proud of their work and the young adults they are.”