Hofstra in the spotlight (1/23)
Alex's lemonade stand was set up during the men's basketball game vs. Stony Brook on 12/14, and $400 was raised. The SAAC plans on sponsoring stands at select future home events throughout the academic year.
HOFSTRA SAAC SPONSORS ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND
The Hofstra University Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) sponsored an "Alex's Lemonade" stand for pediatric cancer research at the Men's Basketball home game on Dec. 14 against Stony Brook.
In 2000, a four-year old cancer patient named Alexandra "Alex" Scott announced a seemingly simple idea -she was holding a lemonade stand to raise money to help "her doctors" find a cure for kids with cancer. The idea was put into action by Alex and her older brother, Patrick, when they set up the first "Alex's Lemonade Stand for pediatric cancer" on their front lawn in July of 2000.
For the next four years, despite her deteriorating health, Alex held an annual lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Following her inspirational example, thousands of lemonade stands have been held across the country by children, schools, businesses, and organizations, all to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for pediatric cancer. As of November 2005, her national campaign has raised over $1 million for pediatric cancer research.
"Sponsoring an 'Alex's Lemonade' stand represents a great opportunity for Hofstra University and for our student-athletes," said Director of Student-Athlete Services James Sewell. "It gives them a chance to support a truly wonderful cause and give a little of themselves back to the community."
HOFSTRA SOFTBALL PROVIDES HOLIDAY MEALS TO NEEDY FAMILIES
The Hofstra Softball team traveled to Glen Cove, New York to participate in the Glen Cove Head Start program this fall. The Pride players read stories and played games with the local preschool children. “I have always loved working with kids, so this was right up my alley,” said senior second baseman Lisa Wambold, who has a dual major in elementary education and psychology. The team also raised money to provide five needy families with children in the Glen Cove preschool program with full holiday meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PARTICIPATES IN ANT-DRUG MARCH
This past summer, the Hofstra Women's Basketball team participated in the Riverhead Community Awareness Program's 20th Annual Say No to Drugs March, where Assistant Coach Cherie Hogg was the keynote speaker.
PRIDE MEN’S BASKETBALL HOLDS FREE YOUTH CLINIC
The Hofstra Men's Basketball team hosted a free youth basketball clinic at Hofstra Arena on Sunday, Jan. 22. Almost 300 children from ages 4-12 attended the clinic, which featured on-court instruction from the Pride players and coaches, an autograph session, and a tour of Hofstra Arena.
HOFSTRA ATHLETICS SPONSORS KATRINA RELIEF
The Hofstra University Athletic Department assisted in the relief efforts of Hurricane Katrina by collecting donations at all Pride home athletic events during the month of September. Hofstra student-athletes collected monetary donations at all home events through its football game on October 1. The Hofstra Athletics donations went directly to the Hurricane Relief Fund.
HOFSTRA ATHLETES VOLUNTEER AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES
Hofstra University hosted the New York State Special Olympics summer games this past June, and dozens of Hofstra athletes from numerous teams volunteered at the event. Nearly 3,000 athletes and coaches competed in the 2005 Summer Games, which included competition in eight Olympic-style events such as basketball, bowling, gymnastics, power lifting, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.