According to Peter Krasny, NYU Asst. Athletic Director, NYU became aware of Miles of Hope and their mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer last year when the Foundation’s Hoops for Hope Women’s Basketball tournament honored NYU’s former Athletic Department business manager, Mary Clay. Ms. Clay, who died from breast cancer in 2008, worked at NYU for 26 years and lived in Westchester County.
“We are grateful to NYU for recognizing Miles of Hope and the work we do in Westchester,” said Cathy Varunok, Miles of Hope Co-Founder. Each year we honor someone at Hoops for Hope and last year, by honoring Mary Clay, we honored the NYU Athletic Department as well.”
The game on 2/11/2011 is a women’s/men’s double header against Case Western Reserve. The Women’s tip-off is at 6:00 pm and the men’s game is at 8:00. Both games take place at the NYU Coles Sports Center. Miles of Hope merchandise and information will be available at the game.
*UPDATE* This event raised over $2500 to benefit Miles of Hope. <a href=”http://www.gonyuathletics.com/news/2011/3/1/TEARITUP_0301110205.aspx” target=”_blank”>Read about it</a> on the NYU web site.