Lake Erie College’s student organizations to sponsor “Hoops for Haiti”
Lake Erie College’s Spanish Club, in partnership with the student organizations, SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), SMAD (Students Making a Difference), BSU (Black Student Union) and Euro-Italia, will host “Hoops for Haiti” night on Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center.
Volunteers from the College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be divided into four co-ed teams and will play one game of basketball. The first half will be played by two teams and the second half will be played by the two other teams. During half-time, there will be a “Hoops for Haiti” knock-out contest. Participants for this contest must pre-register at the ticket booth, pledging $2.00 to play. Winners will be announced and will receive a prize from the event’s sponsors.
All proceeds will go to Project Medishare, a non-profit organization based in Miami, Fla. that has been involved in Haiti since 1994. Project Medishare’s mission is to help rebuild and improve the healthcare infrastructure of Haiti by training local physicians, building clinics and funding sustainable health programs.
The event is open to the public. Student tickets are $2.00 and general admission tickets are $5.00; tickets will be sold at the door. Pre-event tickets will be sold in the Holden Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the week of March 8-12.
For more information, contact Amber Adache, president of the Spanish club, at 440.525.4910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Project Medishare
Project Medishare is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by a group of doctors from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Since then, the organization has been in Haiti to help improve the healthcare infrastructure by building clinics, training local physicians, and funding sustainable health programs. With the strong relationships they have fostered in Haiti, Project Medishare is well-equipped to respond effectively to this crisis, and is at the forefront of efforts to bring urgently needed medical care to victims. Through the support of donations, the organization is providing medicine, supplies and equipment around the clock. Project Medishare has assumed the role of triage alongside the U.S. military, are currently managing medical evacuations, operate one of the largest field trauma hospitals on the ground, and continue to place volunteers at several clinics and hospitals throughout Port-au-Prince and the surrounding rural communities. Project Medishare has a permanent presence in Haiti and is committed to the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
About Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, Ohio, currently serves more than 1,200 students. Founded in 1856, Lake Erie is an independent, liberal arts institution that challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. The College offers 33 undergraduate majors and the option to design an individualized major to fit career and academic goals. Lake Erie's innovative learning experiences focus on helping students to meet career and life challenges, preparing for a world that is increasingly interdependent.