Pictured: East Islip High School hosted the Ambassadors of Compassion program kick-off on Aug. 25 at Sal Ciampi Field at Boomer Esiason Stadium.
Photos courtesy of East Islip School District
East Islip High School hosted the Ambassadors of Compassion program kick-off on Aug. 25 at Sal Ciampi Field at Boomer Esiason Stadium. The event included 24 school districts and almost 2,000 student-athletes.
The Ambassadors of Compassion program aims to open lines of communication, with the goal to provide student-athletes with the skills necessary to speak to their peers and overcome today’s challenges, as well as empower them for lifelong success. East Islip High School completed the program during the previous academic year.
Speakers included Ambassadors of Compassion founder Eric Hannah and his wife Jody Hannah, Sayville High School graduate and former Wisconsin and Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan, Super Bowl champion and television analyst Spencer Tillman, “Boomer & Gio” radio talk show host Gregg Giannotti and “Fast and Furious” actor Noel Gugliemi.
“Witnessing the participation of nearly 2,000 students from over 18 Suffolk County school districts is not just inspiring, it’s a testament to the bright future we can look forward to from our youth,” East Islip Superintendent Paul Manzo said. “Our East Islip High School students represented our district well and with true EI Pride. This event is a celebration of compassion, unity and the power of our young adults, and it was a privilege to host it. Let’s continue to support these ambassadors of compassion, as they are the leaders of a kinder, more compassionate world.”