Women's Basketball and the NYIT Athletic Department Chip in to Aid Haiti Relief Efforts

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The program collected and donated more than 300 items to aid in the Haiti relief effort.

It’s truly an honor to be able to help the people in Haiti recover from a tragic event

The New York Institute of Technology’s (NYIT) women’s basketball team dished out a major assist last week as the program collected and donated more than 300 items to aid in the Haiti relief effort.

“This is the reason why I am so proud to be a part of this program and athletic department,” said head coach Anthony Crocitto. “Knowing that we are able to help people who are in such a terrible situation is a great feeling, and when the student athletes come together and really pitch in, it makes it all the more special.”

James Massari, facilities and equipment manager for the athletics department, organized the effort. In all, the relief efforts collection of clothes, household items, and medical supplies from the NYIT community, filled a 15 passenger van to capacity.

“It’s truly an honor to be able to help the people in Haiti recover from a tragic event,” said Massari. “We just wanted to be able to help out in any way possible and the student athletes and staff really came through."

The NYIT Athletic Department will continue to help the people of Haiti, hosting Hoops for Haiti in conjunction with the Great American Mentoring Club on Feb. 24, 2010, during senior night for both the men's and women's teams.

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