Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Basketball Team to Deliver Gifts to Local Hospital

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013

NEW YORK— The Fordham University men’s basketball team will deliver presents to children in the pediatric ward at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx on Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m. The visit marks the beginning of an ongoing relationship between Fordham Athletics and the hospital.

Fordham initiated the partnership to honor Michael J. Armstrong (FCLC ’90), a Fordham basketball season ticket holder, who was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation supports St. Barnabas Hospital as well as Fordham basketball.

The men’s basketball team will continue to visit the pediatric ward of the hospital on a regular basis to read to the children.

“We are very proud to have a partnership with Fordham University’s basketball team,” said Pat Belaire, senior vice president of St. Barnabas Hospital. “[The players] are wonderful role models, and it makes us proud that they want to contribute to our community.”

TIME:  10:30 A.M.
              4422 THIRD AVENUE
              BRONX, N.Y. 10457

Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit University, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 

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