October 21, 2009

Yale Baseball Duo Participates in National School Lunch Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Last Wednesday, senior Joe Castaldi and junior Vinny Lally of the Yale baseball team made the trip to Wallingford’s Evarts C. Stevens Elementary School to speak with third through fifth graders during National School Lunch Week. The day’s program focused on the importance of pairing healthy eating habits with an active lifestyle.

The two Bulldogs’ pitchers arrived in time to cheer as the entire school participated in an obstacle course. Also traversing the course was Wallingford’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Salvatore Menzo.

After completing the course, students filed inside for an assembly, where after a quick break for healthy snacks and water, groups performed skits promoting healthy food choices. Following this, Castaldi, the Bulldogs’ team captain, and Lally addressed the school in an assembly, stressing the importance of physical exercise and healthy eating. They also explained the importance of sleeping and eating right to improved study habits and school success. With representatives from the Northeast Regional USDA in attendance, the day was the culmination of a week’s worth of planning through the local school district.

Yale Athletics would like to thank Sharlene Wong ‘80 for inviting the student-athletes to participate in the celebration at E.C. Stevens School.

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