Foresters collect donations for Katrina relief

FOR RELEASE
2005-10-06
Huntington, Ind.—The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the designation of the month of October as NAIA Katrina Relief Month in an effort to raise funds to assist member schools affected by the August disaster. The association has requested NAIA colleges and universities from across the country to contribute donations or revenue from ticket sales generated from one athletic contest during the month of October.

The Huntington University Foresters have earmarked three contests to aid the NAIA fund drive. The Athletic Department will accept monetary donations at the men’s soccer game on Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m., the women’s soccer game on Tuesday, October 11 at 3:30 p.m., and the women’s volleyball game on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

All proceeds generated from NAIA Katrina Relief Month will be distributed to the following NAIA member institutions in the affected area: Dillard University, Loyola University, Southern University-New Orleans, Xavier University and campuses of William Carey in New Orleans and Gulfport. 
 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eight years, Huntington has produced 52 NAIA All-America honors and 107 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest.  
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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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