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12-04-2009

Clarkson University Students Raise $550 for Potsdam Holiday Fund

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Clarkson University students have raised $550 for the Potsdam Holiday Fund.

The Clarkson Dorm Council selected the Holiday Fund as the recipient for the money raised at this year’s Holiday Hoops basketball tournament.

In addition, the Area Coordinator staff donated the proceeds from a dance sponsored by Residence Life the same weekend as Holiday Hoops.

The Potsdam Holiday Fund, Inc. provides new toys, clothing, boots and food to families and senior citizens in need in the Potsdam area. Last year they served over 185 needy families with more than 415 children, as well as 100 senior citizens, in Potsdam, Madrid, Hopkinton, Nicholville, Brasher Falls, Chase Mills, Fort Jackson, West Stockholm and Winthrop. holiday hoops

Donations to the Potsdam Holiday Fund are still needed and can be sent to Potsdam Holiday Fund, PO Box 827, Potsdam, NY 13676.

To volunteer to deliver food or distribute and wrap gifts, e-mail the fund at info@potsdam holidayfund.org. Read more at http://www.potsdamholidayfund.org.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University students have raised $550 for the Potsdam Holiday Fund. Left to right: Associate Dean of Students Mark J. DeRitis, Potsdam Holiday Fund Board Member LuAnn Cross, Fund President Pam Yurgartis, Board Member Carol Wilmert, and student Story Elliott and Residence Life Area Coordinator Natisha Romain.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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