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Notre Dame basketball games to benefit Haiti relief

January 22, 2010|Tribune Staff Report
  • A woman and a boy cover their faces as they walk through a smoke from burning trash at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A woman and a boy cover their faces as they walk through a smoke from burning trash at a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame will donate the full gate receipts and net concession revenue from both the men’s and women’s home basketball games this weekend to benefit relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti. The men play DePaul at 2 p.m. Saturday and the women take on West Virginia at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce Center. Both games are expected to sell out. In addition, the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council is organizing a fund drive to be held in conjunction with both games to encourage fans and alumni to make their own personal contributions to aid the relief efforts. During the first half of both games, more than 100 Notre Dame student-athletes wearing monogram jackets will pass buckets through the crowd. The council’s hope is that spectators will each donate at least $1, which would raise $11,000 for the relief effort. Money raised will be directed toward the Notre Dame Haiti Program, the Congregation of Holy Cross and Catholic Relief Services.

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