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GW Student-Athletes to Assist in University's Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts at Weekend Athletics Events

The GW Department of Athletics and Recreation will offer a collection point for monetary donations in support of those affected by Hurricane Sandy during this weekend's women's and men's basketball home openers.
The GW Department of Athletics and Recreation will offer a collection point for monetary donations in support of those affected by Hurricane Sandy during this weekend's women's and men's basketball home openers.

Nov. 8, 2012

WASHINGTON – In conjunction with The George Washington University’s GW Responds: Sandy Relief, the GW Department of Athletics and Recreation will offer a collection point for monetary donations in support of those affected by Hurricane Sandy during this weekend’s women’s and men’s basketball home openers at the Charles E. Smith Center. All contributions will be donated to Adopt-A-Classroom.

“Hurricane Sandy affected countless people along the east coast in areas where many of our students, student-athletes and alumni call home,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero. “A special thing about athletics is how sports bring people together, and at GW we're always mindful of supporting those who support us. This is a prime opportunity for us to do our part to give back to those in need."

Adopt-A-Classroom is an organization that increases opportunities for student success by empowering teachers with community partners and funds to purchase resources for the classroom. Following Hurricane Sandy early last week, Adopt-A-Classroom launched the Hurricane Relief for Teachers (HuRT) Program to restore resources and materials to the impacted classrooms. One hundred percent of all funds donated will go directly to teachers to benefit students in areas affected by the storm.

As fans enter the Smith Center on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, George Washington student-athletes will be stationed next to the box office to collect donations in the form of cash, check, GWorld and credit cards, and all proceeds will go toward supporting victims of Hurricane Sandy. Checks can be made payable to “The George Washington University” and indicate “Hurricane Sandy Relief” in the memo section.

Learn more about the Adopt-A-Classroom organization here.

The GW women’s basketball team hosts UT Arlington in its season opener on Friday at 7 p.m., while the men's teams welcomes Youngstown State on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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