An after school club forms friendships and works on community projects together
It really didn’t matter who won the dodgeball game between the Psychology Club at Daytona State College and the Flagler Family Life Center. Whatever the final score, the center was the winner since they were the beneficiary of the fundraising game.
CEO Trish Giaccone and some of her staff ended their day on Friday throwing and dodging balls, and having a good time.
“We’re representing the center,” Giaccone said. “If people are getting together for us, why wouldn’t we?”
Bobi Mason, president of the Psychology Club at the college, said her group is made up of DSC students who enjoy getting together socially and to help their community.
“It’s hard to meet people in a school like this,” Mason said. “We have no dorms, no football games, so we get together once a week.”
The club, which formed the first semester of the school year, visited nursing homes during the holidays, all part of the organizers’ plans to bring the students together.
Mark Poole was flipping burgers and grilling hot dogs for the players and fans. Poole is a Persian Gulf veteran who has struggled to find work and been homeless, and is now studying for his nursing degree.
“I am here to support the psychology club and my fellow students,” Poole said. “We have to support each other to make this dream happen.”