Field Hockey Team Honors Dimes for Downs

September 2, 2016
GMercyU Field Hockey with Dimes for Downs

Gwynedd Mercy University's Field Hockey team named Judy and Matt Adams honorary captains for the 2016 season opener against Misericordia University. 

Judy and Matt are founders of Dimes for Downs, a fundraiser that raises money to grants wishes to children and adults with Down Syndrome. To date, Dimes for Downs has raised nearly half a million dollars. One of the team's captains and GMercyU sophomore Maggie Walsh met Judy at Camp PALS this past summer where they were partnered together as buddies for a week. The two formed a special connection and Maggie wanted to honor Judy's passion for helping others by naming her and Matt honorary captains. 

The team collected money during halftime to donate to Dimes for Downs. The Griffins won the season opener 4-2 against Misericorida University and will take on Alvernia University on Saturday at 2 p.m. at home.