On Friday, January 10th, the Iona College women's basketball team took on Quinnipiac University at the Hynes Center. Cheering on the Gaels were hundreds of school children from PS 9 in Yonkers, St. Anthony School in Yonkers, and PS 83 in the Bronx who were treated to a day of basketball by Iona College and the MAAC. Kids Day Out is an initiative that is part of the MAAC women's basketball grant program to expose children to sports and support attendance at women's games.
Children from PS 9 in Yonkers, St. Anthony School in Yonkers, and PS 83 in the Bronx cheer on the Gaels during Kids Day Out.
It was a great day for the Gaels who ended up beating the Bobcats by a score of 71-56. The Iona women’s team had nothing but support throughout the game from the screaming and cheering young Gael fans who wanted to see them get the victory.
It was both an educational and enjoyable day for all the children who attended the game as representatives from the game's sponsor, Country Bank, educated the students on the importance of saving and learning how to manage money at a young age.