December 10, 2010

Men's Basketball To Raise Money For Hoops For Heart Health

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team has been raising money and awareness this season for Hoops for Heart Health, a non-profit organization that was started by NBA forward Ryan Gomes, to address the problem of sudden cardiac arrest in high school, college and professional sports. Including the Dec. 11 game against the University of Rhode Island, a table will be set up in the lobby of the TD Bank Sports Center at all Saturday home games throughout the season to collect donations that will benefit the organization.

The team has established a goal of raising enough money to purchase a defibrillator to be placed in a local school. The topic hits close to home with the team, as team manager Mike Papale collapsed during a basketball game in high school, with a defibrillator saving his life.

The Bobcats will also raffle a basketball signed by the entire team during the Dec. 11 game against Rhode Island, to benefit Hoops for Heart Health.