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April 9, 2007
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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Honors College students to take the court for SOS April 12

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University’s Honors College students will take the court April 12 to raise funds for SOS Community Services, a local agency that helps homeless families in Washtenaw County. The five-on-five basketball game, called Hoops for Hope, runs 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at EMU’s Olds/Robb Student Recreation Center. The goal is to raise $2,500.

EMU President John Fallon and James Knapp, director of the Honors College, will each captain a team where each point scored will raise money for SOS.

“The Honors Students Association has worked with SOS in the past,” said John Feldkamp, a senior from Saline who is coordinating the event. “We liked what SOS did in Ypsilanti, so we wanted to do something that shows EMU in a positive light and to have EMU help the Ypsilanti community.”

Participating in the competition are: Monica Hermann, a freshman from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Kathleen O’Connor, a senior from Livonia; Eilene Carole, a junior from Ann Arbor; Jill Wolosiansky, a sophomore from Uniontown, Ohio;Feldkamp; Michael Haynes, a senior form Ypsilanti; Ahmed Logan, an alumnus from Ypsilanti; and Bryce Polce, a senior from New Boston.

Among the businesses supporting the fundraiser are TCF Bank, Joe’s Crab Shack; Panda Express and Sam’s Club.

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