Lyon basketball teams to assist in Haitian relief efforts

NORTON, MA- In light of the tragic earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, the Wheaton College men's and women's basketball teams are planning to assist in the relief efforts by setting up a voluntary gate during this Saturday's doubleheader in Emerson Gymnasium.  The Office of Service, Spirituality and Social Responsibility (SSSR) will staff the doors.

The Lyon men begin action at 1:00 p.m. against New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Springfield College and will be followed at 3:00 p.m. by the women facing the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Proceeds from the fundraiser, which is just one of many organized campus-wide events, will go to Partners In Health (PIH), which is headquartered in Boston.  Founded in 1987, PIH aids such causes as providing free health care and education for the poor around the globe.

Those who are unable to attend Saturday's games but would like to support the relief fund can make contributions on the Wheaton page of the PIH site here.