Molloy Athletics is joining the East Coast Conference in an effort to raise money to assist Team Impact. Proceeds from tickets sales from the Lions’ men’s and women’s basketball games on February 22 and 25 will go to help the foundation. Fellow-ECC member schools Daemen, Bridgeport, Mercy, District of Columbia, and Roberts Wesleyan will be joining the Lions in the effort at their respective home dates.
The ECC is also donating a portion of the tickets sold during the conference tournament March 1, at the highest seed, and March 4 and 5 at the University of Bridgeport to help Team impact.
“Team IMPACT is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Boston whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Team IMPACT children are drafted onto college athletic teams and are a part of the team from Draft Day through to Graduation. The child joins the athletic team and the student-athletes join the child’s support team. The child gains great strength, camaraderie, and support and the student athletes are taught lessons about courage, resiliency and life perspective that they can’t learn in a classroom. Learn more at goteamimpact.” The conference stated in its release.
The conference also announced a partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This season, men’s lacrosse teams around the ECC will raise awareness and help fight neuromuscular diseases.
The funds will be raised from ticket sales, raffles, and other fundraising efforts throughout the season.