Panthers take on Day of Community Service

Edgemont Wrestlers and kids from the Elm Street Youth
Center on the football field.

On Saturday, November 12th, members of the Edgemont Wrestling team and coaching staff participated in their Annual Community Service Project. This year, Edgemont?s volunteered with Westhab, a not-for-profit that helps find housing for homeless families in Westchester, as well as providing additional support services for homeless children and families.

Panther athletes and coaches traveled to the Elm Street Youth Center in Yonkers where spent the day participating in games and organized activities with homeless and at-risk elementary-aged children. The highlight was a large flag football game with all the kids and the Panther wrestlers.

After the game, the team threw a pizza party lunch for the kids and the athletes at the community center. The Panthers are also working on arrangements to bring in the kids to watch them compete this season.

?It was a good day and a good experience for our team,? said Senior Captain Danny Kornberg. ?Hopefully, we made a positive difference. It would be great if we could have these guys come watch one of our matches.?

?Our athletes were great ambassadors to Edgemont and the sport of wrestling,? said Head Coach Pete Jacobson. ?They really acted as great positive role models for these kids. This is always a fun and worthwhile team-building event for our athletes and we hope that it will help impress upon them the importance of helping others and how that fits into the framework of being a great athlete and a great person.?

Westhab is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing and supportive services in Westchester County, NY. They are designated as a 501 (c) 3, and since 1981, have helped more than 5,000 homeless families and individuals move into their own apartments. They have developed nearly 700 units of quality, affordable housing representing a public and private investment of more than $60 million. Each year more than 1,200 homeless or at-risk youth participate in their youth programs, hundreds of families in underserved neighborhoods get help in our community centers, 250 people find new jobs through our employment programs and 850 households call our properties home. For more info on Westhab, please log-on to