'Hoops for Haiti' a big win for relief effort

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Students fell just short against staff, 37-31, in the "Hoops for Haiti" exhibition game on April 15, but the game was a big win for the Brandeis Haiti Relief Effort.

The friendly contest pushed the fundraising total for the student-organized Haiti Relief Effort above $15,000. Its goal is to raise $25,000 by the end of the academic year.

On May 1, students will host "A Night for Haiti" at 7:30 p.m. in Levin Ballroom. The evening will feature musical entertainment, hor d’oeuvres, desserts and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 at the door and $10 in advance for Brandeis students and $15 in advance for non-Brandeis students. For more information, please contact Jon Ostrowsky. Tickets can be purchased at the Shapiro Campus Center Box Office or online through Brandeis Tickets.

"Hoops for Haiti" was sponsored by the Brandeis Haiti Relief Effort, The Waltham Group, the Global Haiti Initiative, the Department of Public Safety, the Hiatt Career Center, the Meehan Social Justice in Action Grant, Margaritas, Waltham Pizza, the Brandeis Cheerleaders, Adagio and Voices of Praise.

All funds raised by Brandeis Haiti Relief Effort are donated to three charities: Partners in Health, Hope for Haiti, and Empowering Through Education (ETE) Camp, a summer program for Haitian children started by Shaina Gilbert '10.

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