Students, faculty-staff to face off at Hoops for Haiti

Annual fundraiser for Haiti is at 6 p.m. April 14 in Gosman

Hoops for Haiti supporters, from left, Amanda Dryer ’13, Shaina Gilbert ’10 (founder of the Empowering Through Education Camp in Haiti), Dean Jamele Adams, Kasey Dean ’14, Kelly Ethier ’12 and Janelle Rodriguez ’14.

The Brandeis Haiti Initiative will host “Hoops for Haiti,” the annual staff and faculty versus students basketball game to raise funds for Haiti, on April 14 at 6 p.m. in Gosman Athletic Center.

This year’s event coincides with Admitted Student’s Day, the all-day opportunity for recently accepted students to learn more about Brandeis.

“We could not think of a more fantastic way to welcome our admitted students and show them that we are a university that values staff, faculty and student interaction outside of the classroom,” said Amanda Dryer ’13, co-president of the initiative.  

A team of 19 students will square off against 18 faculty and staff members. The majority of the athletes will feature nicknames on their backs, from “G.O.A.T.” (Dean Jamele Adams) to “I’m Haitian” (Lys Joseph ’14). 

Head Coach Michael Coven of the men’s soccer team will coach the faculty and staff team while Senior Vice President for Administration Mark Collins will coach the students. 

Dryer tells staff, “I would like to thank you for participating in the third annual Hoops for Haiti basketball game. You won! But remember the words of legendary coach, John Wooden, "Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character." Is this year the fourth?

Tickets are free with Brandeis ID at the SCC box office; there is a $5 charge for others. Donations are appreciated. 

Visit to learn more about the Brandeis Haiti Initiative.

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