Fairfield, MAAC team up for Sandy relief

Per a press release from Fairfield:

Fairfield University and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced a partnership to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy last week. The Stags host two conference volleyball matches this weekend at Alumni Hall and will be collecting items that which the victims need.

“Many of the campuses of our conference, as well as member schools students, alumni, faculty and fans were directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor.  “We are pleased to be able to try and aid those in need right now and hope that these efforts will ease some of their suffering.”

At both regular season matches, this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Fairfield and the MAAC will be collecting items that can benefit those who have seen their homes damaged or destroyed. These needs include winter jackets and clothing, batteries, baby items such as diapers, and non-perishable food items.  All items collected will be donated to charities in the footprint of the University and the Conference.

As a thank you all donors will receive a voucher for a free ticket to the MAAC Volleyball Championship semifinals on Saturday, November 17, which will be hosted by Fairfield.  The four-team tournament will be played at Alumni Hall, with matches beginning at 1 and 4 p.m.

“Fairfield County, including many of our University’s students and staff, was directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy and our hearts go out to those that continue to be adversely affected,” said Fairfield Senior Associate Director of Athletics Alison Sexton.  “We have heard from numerous alums who want to assist the local community and this is just another way they can support those in need.”

There are many agencies and groups that are providing assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy across the region.  Please be certain to research any organizations that you are considering donating to.

William Paxton