Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Student Festival for Hurricane Relief

Contact: Michael Larkin

NEW YORK—Continuing Fordham University’s relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, more than 70 student clubs and organizations will host the “Fordham Festival for Hurricane Relief” on Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Lombardi Field House on the Rose Hill campus. A minimum donation of $5 will be accepted.

TIME:     4 P.M. TO 10 P.M.
               ROSE HILL CAMPUS
              441 EAST FORDHAM ROAD, BRONX, NY

The event will feature live music, games, authentic Cajun food, raffles, a dunk tank, a pie-eating contest and much more. To date, the University has raised more than $80,000 for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, and has admitted more than 100 displaced college students from the New Orleans area. All proceeds from the event will be contributed to the University Relief Fund, which is being donated to Catholic Charities USA.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, 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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