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Hofstra Joins Long Beach Hurricane Relief Efforts

Make a donation and get free tickets to mens basketball home opener.

Mack Sports Complex at Hofstra University. (Credit: Hofstra)
Mack Sports Complex at Hofstra University. (Credit: Hofstra)
Hofstra is taking additional steps to assist the Long Beach community along the road to recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy last week.

The university’s athletics department announced Thursday that a free ticket to the men’s basketball home opener on Nov. 16 will be given to anyone who donates supplies and monetary donations for the relief efforts in the hurricane-ravaged city.

Hofstra lists the following supplies as those that are most in need:  
  • Packed underwear
  • Flashlights
  • Bleach
  • Mops
  • Shampoos
  • Diapers of all sizes
  • Tooth brushes and toothpaste
  • Batteries, D, C, AA
  • Toilet Paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Large garbage bags/ contractor bags
  • Bottle water
  • Canned goods
  • Baby food
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Work gloves
  • Power cords
  • Warm hats/gloves
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Toiletries
The Pride will face South Dakota State at the Mack Sports Complex on the college campus and tipoff is at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, Capital One Bank will sponsor the second annual Fan Fest that will feature inflatables, a live band, free snacks, games and raffles.

The ticket booth at the sports complex will accept donations for supplies starting Nov. 12. The booth is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Hofstra has opened up its indoor facility to the Long Beach High School football team prior to the team’s first-round playoff game at Carey in Franklin Square on Saturday.



Elle November 08, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Any chance any members of those athletic teams might volunteer to empty basements for those of us not able to either do it ourselves, or hire someone to do it?
angrylbcitizen November 08, 2012 at 10:09 PM
don't hold your breath - - !
Brendan November 09, 2012 at 08:28 AM
I know for a fact that the Women's Softball team from Hofstra was down there last weekend doing just that, Elle, as well as took over distribution of items down at the ice rink. They did a better job than the professional FEMA folks.
virginia bohner November 09, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thank you Hofstra. Where were the news crews that were detailing other hard hit areas when discussing Staten Island and New Jersey? Long Island was hit just as hard!

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