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Brooklyn Women renovate stables for charity Gallop NYC + take pies in the face for Pediatric Cancer

Categories: News,Women's Fifteens

This past Sunday, members of the Brooklyn Women’s team headed out to Howard Beach, rolled up their sleeves and got to work in helping local charity Gallop NYC renovate their new facility, Gemini Stables. Brooklyn player Sol Mills has been working with Gallop NYC for a long time and lead the charge in getting women’s team members together to put in some hard work for a great organization.

In their own words: “Gallop NYC offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities and special needs, including Veterans and at risk youth. We serve 350 riders a week and operate our riding program at five locations.”

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Brooklyn Women’s team members (l – r): Gabby Barrera, Sol Mills, Nora Westcott and Juliet “Patch” Wade

This volunteering comes hot on the heels of another charitable act from the women’s team. In mid-September, Juliet “Patch” Wade brought the #CreamPediatricCancer movement to rugby teams in the tri-state area. Patch and her teammates bravely took a pie in the face and named five other teams to do the same in the process. Two weeks later, the men’s team responded in kind.

#CreamPediatricCancer was started by the #JacksonStrong Foundation in order to raise money and awareness for Pediatric Cancer Month. Proceeds from this are going to the St Baldrick’s Foundation.