NYFA Volleyball Team Spreads Valentine’s Cheer to Children’s Memorial Hospital of LA

February 22, 2017

The New York Film Academy College of Visual and Performing Arts Volleyball Team is proud to partner with the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Los Angeles, spreading Valentine’s Day cheer to various patients throughout the hospital. The Athletics Department at NYFA is constantly working towards becoming more involved within the community. “Volunteering is about making a difference in someone else’s life, similar to the way athletics impacts the lives of our athletes,” said Elise Cregg, Athletic Coordinator and Volleyball Coach at the New York Film Academy.

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The women’s and men’s team, including head coach Elise Cregg, holding up favorite valentines for the Valentine’s Day volunteering event.

Throughout each semester, the students’ focus is on their career path, within disciplines such as acting, producing, cinematography, photography and various disciplines within the entertainment industry. NYFA provides a “learning by doing” atmosphere that has become a motto of appreciation throughout its student athletes. The teams strive for excellence on and off the court, and have led them to a “hands on approach” within the community. “It was a really fun and unique activity and I’m happy Elise put this together for us,” said Nuria Vega, AFA Acting for Film student, 2016.

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Head coach Elise Cregg alongside the men’s and women’s volleyball team, capture their work for the Valentine’s Day volunteering event.

The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles was pleased to collaborate on the student athlete’s initiative to creatively express themselves through volunteering to help others. Linda Drexel, volunteer donation/toy drive coordinator for the Children’s Hospital remarked, “The Valentine’s were beautiful! We were very impressed and we know that the kids will appreciate them.”