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Former Schreiber Athlete Helps Stony Brook Teammates Spread Holiday Cheer

Stony Brook University men's basketball team visits hospital pediatric units.

Guard Ahmad Walker assists 2-year-old Andrew Xavier of Stony Brook with a ‘slam dunk’ during a recent holiday visit by the SBU men’s basketball team. (Photo: SBU)
Guard Ahmad Walker assists 2-year-old Andrew Xavier of Stony Brook with a ‘slam dunk’ during a recent holiday visit by the SBU men’s basketball team. (Photo: SBU)
Former Schreiber High School athlete Ahmad Walker, a guard for Stony Brook's men's basketball team, joined his teammates in spreading holiday cheer during a recent visit to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. 

The team took a break from practice to mingle with some of the youngest Seawolves fans in the pediatric emergency department, and pediatric acute care unit at the school.

Before graduating form Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., Walker spent one year at Schreiber and one year at St. Dominic's High School in Oyster Bay where he was an All-Nassau County selection in basketball.

With presents in hand, Walker and other players shot some hoops with the little patients, took photos and had some fun with the kids in the playroom. 

During the team’s visit, coach Steve Pikiell presented free tickets to each men's basketball home game to the kids and their families who are currently admitted or who have been recently discharged from the children’s hospital.

Coach Pikiell is no stranger to generous donations; he and his family donated $25,000 in May of 2012 to Stony Brook Children’s that was then matched by an anonymous donor, raising the value to $50,000. 

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