ECC to Donate Portion of Basketball Ticket Sales to Team IMPACT

ECC to Donate Portion of Basketball Ticket Sales to Team IMPACT

Central Islip, N.Y. - The East Coast Conference is very proud of our affiliation with Team IMPACT and the commitment they have made, as their mission statement notes, to  "Improving the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team".
 
To that end, the ECC and its member schools have committed to donating a portion of ticket sales to Team IMPACT collected at games during the last week of the ECC Basketball regular season as well as at ECC Men's and Women's Basketball Championship tournament games on March 1, 4, and 5.  The ECC Basketball Championship semifinals and finals will be hosted this year by the University of Bridgeport.
 
Team IMPACT and their important work will also be featured as part of the ECC Basketball Awards Dinner on Friday, March 3.
 
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.org.
 
Team IMPACT is currently looking for more children ages 5-15 years old, diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness that has resulted in treatment and/or extended hospital stays within the past three years and who, as a result of his or her diagnosis, could benefit from a boost to improve their quality of life both socially and psychologically that are interested in becoming a full member of a collegiate sports team. If you know a child that may be interested, please visit the Team IMPACT website for additional information.