Fairfield University honored for U.S. troops support project

Give2TheTroops, a Connecticut nonprofit organization whose objective is to support U.S. troops in combat zones, will honor Fairfield University student athletes for their "Stag Boxes for the Soldiers" campaign during a special award ceremony on Saturday, September 15, in Fairfield.

Give2TheTroops is holding a benefit comedy show, concert and awards ceremony at Fairfield Ludlowe High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the high school. A silent auction will be held to raise funds for Holiday Care Packages that the group will be sending later this year. In addition, a number of awards will be presented to individuals and organizations who have assisted the group in collecting items for care packages that are sent to the troops.

During the 06-07 academic year, the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee conducted a competition among Fairfield's varsity teams which resulted in the accumulation of more than 60 boxes that were sent to the troops along with others collected by the organization. Fairfield University is the only University that is receiving an award.

Fairfield University Athletic Director Gene Doris said, "Our athletic program supports the ideals of Jesuit education and is committed to challenging our student athletes to be successful in the classroom, on the playing field and by contributing to the greater good. This project by our Student Advisory Committee is just one example of many in which our students are involved in the welfare of others and I'm very proud of them."

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 14, 2007

Vol. 40, No. 43

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