North Branch, NJ-- On Wednesday, January 11th members of the RVCC men's and women's basketball teams went to the Midland School for a day of service. The Midland School, located in Branchburg, NJ is a private special education school for children with developmental disabilities. The special education program at the Midland School serves the student's academic, career, emotional, and social necessities.
Head men's basketball coach Kevin Ryan took some time to reflect on the day, saying "Yesterday was the third year in a row that we went to the Midland School for community service. It's a good opportunity for our student athletes to get a different perspective on life outside of school and basketball as there are things that we take for granted every day. I think that the Midland School students had a good time, and our student-athletes had a good time as well. It's always beneficial to give back and to see some of the excitement on the younger kid's faces is amazing. I know I look forward to this day every year along with Phil and Lou, and it's just always great to give back to the community whenever you can."
Ryan led the activities along with head women's basketball coach Phil Herro, and assistant men's basketball coach Lou Mercer. Members of the men's and women's teams taught the Midland students in shooting, passing, and dribbling drills. A scrimmage was then held with Ryan's team facing off against Herro and Mercer's team. It was a good afternoon of basketball, however more importantly a great experience for the students at the Midland School.