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ATH: Hofstra Athletics Partners With Big Brothers Big Sisters

Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
Release: 01/11/2013
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Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra University Department of Athletics is proud to announce it has once again partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island to provide clothing bins outside the Mack Sports Complex during the remainder of the Hofstra Basketball seasons.

“We are thrilled to continue our wonderful partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island,” commented Hofstra University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway.  “We encourage everyone at Hofstra and in the surrounding areas to take part in this important clothing drive to assist those in need.”

The bins will be located out front of the Mack Sports Complex through the end of March and all members of the Hofstra community are encouraged to drop off clothes to donate.

“We are fortunate to have Hofstra’s annual support of our agency’s mission during the basketball season,” remarked Mark Cox, CDO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. “By placing clothing bins outside of the arena, we are able to generate awareness within the Hofstra community while directly impacting the children and families we serve.”

About Hofstra Athletics
The Hofstra Athletics program competes on the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, whose footprint stretches from Boston to Atlanta. The University sponsors 17 intercollegiate programs - eight men's sports and nine women's sports. Hofstra has men's teams in basketball, baseball, lacrosse, golf, tennis, wrestling, soccer and cross country.  Women's sports include basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, cross country and golf.  

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
Incorporated in 1977, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed. BBBSLI makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers (‘Bigs’) and children (‘Littles’). Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, please visit us at and help start something.

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