Saints Help Schoharie

Saturday’s game vs Loyola will include a special event to raise money for the flood victims of Schoharie. We hope that Saints fans will come out and show their support. Below is the release with more details of the event.

4guysinblazers had the opportunity to go to Schohaire to help some of the families in need following the devastation of Irene. The photo above was taken upon our arrival on the first day. In case you missed it you can read our account of the experience by clicking here. http://4guysinblazers.com/blazers-face-aftermath-of-irene/1461

Photos from our time in Schoharie http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.296605077040441.75190.183835701650713&type=3

Siena Athletics and National Grid Join Forces to Raise Money for Schoharie Flood Victims at Tomorrow’s Game

Schoharie Children and Families Attending Saturday Doubleheader for Free as Hoops for the Stars Program Tips Off

 The National Grid Foundation and Siena College are joining forces to raise money for the Schoharie County students and their family members who were impacted by September’s devastating floods.  Tomorrow’s Siena men’s basketball game vs. Loyola University Maryland will introduce Hoops for the Stars to the Capital Region.

The Hoops for the Stars program emphasizes positive reinforcement and recognition of success through awards tied to academic performance and improvement in class attendance, behavior and community involvement.  Students are rewarded with tickets to a Siena College Men’s Basketball game.

During this inaugural season, the National Grid Foundation has provided a grant of $15,000 to Siena College for the Hoops for the Stars program.  Saturday, Siena College has donated over 300 tickets to 150 Schoharie County students and their families.  Pre and in-game events will raise money to help support all who were impacted by the floods.

“We are thrilled to partner with the National Grid Foundation for the Hoops for the Stars program,” said John D’Argenio, Siena College’s director of athletics.  “We’re especially excited to welcome the students and families who were affected by the tragic floods in Schoharie County to Saturday’s game to tip-off this great initiative.  We hope we’re able to raise funds to aid in the relief effort, and provide everyone a great night out.”

“We are especially pleased to partner with Siena College and are looking forward to introducing Hoops for the Stars to the Capital Region community.  The success that we’ve had with the program in the Northeast encouraged us to bring it to this region,” said Bob Keller, President of the National Grid Foundation. “I cannot think of a better way to kick-off our partnership than helping to raise money for so many deserving children and their families.”

Anyone wishing to support this effort, can visit Schoharie County Community Action Program at: www.sccapinc.org.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous

    December 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Good job by all involved. The attached, taken from the Siena mission statement, pretty much sums it all up:

    As a Franciscan community, Siena strives to embody the vision and values of St. Francis of Assisi: faith in a personal and provident God, reverence for all creation, affirmation of the unique worth of each person, delight in diversity, appreciation for beauty, service with the poor and marginalized, a community where members work together in friendship and respect, and commitment to building a world that is more just, peaceable, and humane.

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