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Gael Madness. Hurricane Relief. Nov. 24 at 6 PM

What better to take you out of your turkey tryptophan haze than a night of Gaels basketball in support of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. On Friday, Nov. 24, our basketball program will do just that with an entertaining evening of Maroon & Gold scrimmages, a three-point contest, slam dunk contest and skills competition with fan interaction. There will be lots of surprises and plenty of prizes, and be sure to bring your donations of cash, clothing and canned goods for the good people of Puerto Rico.

Admission is a suggested donation of $5, but fans are encouraged to bring contributions of humanitarian supplies such as canned goods, pasta, soap, sanitary napkins, batteries and new clothing. For our commonwealth still largely without power, the Gaels are looking to share their wealth by powering a night of hurricane relief efforts with their talents.

The evening will start at 6 p.m. with a player meet-and-greet, followed by varsity B introductions and a scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. The freshmen and JV teams will be introduced and scrimmage at 6:45 p.m., with the three-point contest to rain down starting at 7:15 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a skills competition with fan interaction; and at 7:45 p.m., our Gaels will throw down during the slam dunk contest. The main event comes at 8:10 p.m., with the introduction of the varsity team and intra-squad scrimmage.

Items that can be contributed include:
  • Health & Hygiene
    • baby wipes
    • diapers
    • diaper cream
    • toothpaste
    • shampoo
    • soap
    • hand sanitizer
    • laundry detergent
    • dish soap
    • Lysol wipes
    • mosquito repellant
    • stomach relief & diarrhea medication
    • First-Aid kits
  • Emergency Supplies
    • batteries
    • solar-powered lights, fans & phone chargers 
    • camping stoves
    • extension cords
    • pop-up canopies
    • tarps
    • garbage bags
    • work gloves
    • rope
    • cots
  • Food & Water
    • baby formula
    • canned milk
    • water purification tablets
    • bottled water
    • canned & boxed food
    • canned & dry pet food
  • Clothes & Linens (NEW only)
    • summer clothing
    • underwear
    • socks
    • towels
    • blankets
    • pillows