PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers males’s basketball will host an exhibition sport in opposition to Fairfield College on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Jersey Mike’s Area at 1 p.m., the staff introduced on Friday.
In collaboration with Fairfield head coach Jay Younger and Rutgers soccer legend Eric LeGrand, all web proceeds from the sport will go to help Workforce LeGrand of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Basis.
Each applications are excited to open the sport to the general public to help this nice trigger. Oct. 30 will mark the primary time that followers will get an opportunity to see RU in sport motion earlier than the season kicks off in opposition to Columbia at Jersey Mike’s Area on Nov. 7.
“We’re excited to work with Coach Younger and the Fairfield males’s basketball program for such an amazing initiative began by a Rutgers legend in supporting Workforce LeGrand of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Basis,” Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell stated. “Not solely do we now have the chance to arrange for the extremely anticipated 2022-23 season in opposition to nice competitors, however each communities will come collectively to help a trigger that’s near all of our hearts on Oct. 30.”
“We’re proud to accomplice with Rutgers males’s basketball in help of Workforce LeGrand and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Basis,” Younger stated. “Eric’s journey is a narrative of braveness and perseverance, and he’s really an inspiration to all. We’re proud to help Workforce LeGrand’s work within the discovery of therapies and cures for spinal cord accidents. I wish to thank Coach Pikiell for giving us the chance to compete in opposition to a proficient Rutgers staff in a sport for such an amazing trigger.”
“Whereas I have been so lucky in my restoration course of, there are such a lot of individuals dwelling with spinal cord accidents who do not have entry to the correct assets,” stated LeGrand. “By supporting Workforce LeGrand, I am going to have the ability to assist all of these people on their street to restoration, and collectively we are able to obtain Christopher Reeve’s dream of empty wheelchairs. I’m so excited to accomplice with each males’s basketball applications and I’m grateful for internet hosting this superb occasion.”
LeGrand, the previous Rutgers College soccer participant who suffered a spinal cord injury throughout a soccer sport in October 2010, formally launched Workforce LeGrand in 2013.
The mission of Workforce LeGrand is to assist people dwelling with spinal cord injury and their households by supporting high quality of life initiatives and rising therapies. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Basis is devoted to discovering therapies and cures for paralysis brought on by spinal cord injury and different neurological problems.
Younger labored as Pikiell’s assistant coach at Stony Brook College from 2005-16 and is a former assistant coach at RU (2016-19) earlier than taking the helm at Fairfield.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 22 on a primary come, first serve foundation. Followers can sit courtside at Jersey Mike’s Area for the value of $52, the quantity that LeGrand wore as a member of the Scarlet Knights soccer staff for 3 seasons (2008-10).
100 degree seating together with the foyer and ground loge sections of Jersey Mike’s Area will probably be priced at $20 per ticket. Basic admission for the occasion is priced at $5 and can solely be out there on the Jersey Mike’s Area ticket sales space.
About Workforce LeGrand
Workforce LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Basis helps people dwelling with spinal cord injury and their households by supporting high quality of life initiatives and rising therapies that may get us to the top zone — cures for SCI. For extra info, please go to TeamLeGrand.org or name 800-225-0292.
In regards to the Reeve Basis
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Basis is devoted to curing spinal cord injury by funding progressive analysis and bettering the standard of life for individuals dwelling with paralysis by way of grants, info, and advocacy. We meet all 20 of the Higher Enterprise Bureau’s requirements for charity accountability and maintain the BBB’s Charity Seal. For extra info, please go to our web site at ChristopherReeve.org or name 800-225-0292