Sarah Daley of Mashpee, a longtime volunteer and supporter of Heroes In Transition (HIT), will be strengthening her relationship with the Mashpee-based nonprofit as its newest board member.
“I’m very excited to join their board and work to delve a little deeper into the work they do for veterans, service members, and families,” Daley said.
The owner of Project Play as well as Lotus Cove Yoga and Meditation, Daley has a close connection to the military. Her father, the late Pasquale LaGambina, was a Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard. “My dad struggled as a Korean War vet and as a result we struggled as a family,” Daley said. “If there had been services like HIT around at the time, perhaps things would have been easier for him.”
Through Heroes In Transition, Daley has taught yoga classes at Otis Air National Guard Base, sometimes in the same hangar where her father once worked. Daley has also taught yoga at HIT’s Reboot Program which empowers and provides support to female veterans, service members, and spouses. She has also organized activities for military families during HIT’s Families In Transition (FIT) Camp.
“Thanks to the work I’ve done with HIT, I’ve gained such insight into my dad’s struggles. Unfortunately, he died before I got involved with HIT, but it has healed a lot of things with me,” Daley said. “The whole experience has been so positive and I’m so grateful to have been able to help other veterans and military families with HIT.”
“We are so fortunate to bring Sarah Daley’s passion for our work and those we serve to our Board of Directors,” HIT Executive Director Nicole Spencer said. “Her previous involvement with HIT as a yoga instructor and in organizing activities for our veterans and military families has provided much-needed healing and connection to our programs.”
Daley’s support of Heroes In Transition has also included participating in its Ruck4HIT twice, all of its Not Your Ordinary Ruck4HIT 5Ks, and running the Falmouth Road Race with Team HIT. She also has volunteered for its Fall Gala, including co-chairing the event this past November with fellow Board Member Kristen Boyd.
A 1981 graduate of Boston College, Sarah and her husband Stephen Daley, the owner of Cape Cod Retractable Inc., have lived on Cape Cod for nearly two decades. The couple have three children, Michael who lives in New Zealand with his wife Jamie and their daughter Amelia; Caitlin who lives in East Boston; and Tim who lives in Los Angeles.