Boston-headquartered national nonprofit, Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing serious and chronic illnesses through the power of team, along with Long Island University Post Football, will hold a special Draft Day celebration for 7-year-old Max Van Holt of Huntington, who is courageously battling a brain tumor on Sunday, April 14 at Bethpage Federal Stadium.
Through Team IMPACT’s program at Division I Long Island University Post, the top recruit will become an official member of the football team. As a team member, Max will attend Pioneers practices, games, team dinners, events, and more.
Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston, MA that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes. Since 2011, Team IMPACT has matched more than 1,700 children with more than 500 colleges and universities in 49 states, reaching over 50,000 participating student-athletes. The child joins the athletic team and the student-athletes join the child’s support team. Throughout the journey, the child gains strength, camaraderie and support while the student-athletes experience lessons of courage, resiliency and perspective they can’t learn in a classroom.