It's about community.
Come join us this Friday for our first Tufts Fan the
Fire event of 2014 as Tufts
University Women's Basketball & Tufts
University Men's Basketball take the court in
support of two awesome organizations that closely tied with each
6PM: #5 Women's Basketball vs. Colby - [Coaches vs. Cancer]
8PM: Men's Basketball vs. Colby - [American Heart Association]
For this game, the women's team has decided to honor their newest teammate & Team IMPACT recruit Shannon Curley, who is currently battling leukemia, by pairing with Coaches vs. Cancer, an organization that powers coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities.
On the men's side, the Jumbos will be joining with the American Heart Association in support of teammate & SAAC representative Tom Palleschi. After earning NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors last season, Tom was diagnosed with a heart condition this past fall that has sidelined him indefinitely.
So if you're still looking for a Valentine's Day date, or even if you already have one, there's no better way to celebrate than to show your support for these two great causes and cheer on your Jumbos! We will also be raffling off a FitBit bracelet & an autographed Celtics item. See you there!
Building it. Enjoying it. Serving it. To "Fan the Fire" is to be a part of something bigger–the Jumbo community. While Jumbos are all pretty different, we do have one thing in common–a commitment to community.
Through Tufts Athletics, Jumbos get involved. Every season, each team strives to do more than win a game. They venture into the community, adopt a cause, and find ways to contribute, to make a difference. This commitment to service beyond the arena is what sets them apart from their competition, and it's what they share with their friends.
"Fan the Fire" brings Jumbos of every stripe together, to have a great time, and to rally around worthy causes and the teams that support them.
"The Fire" is that spirit within all of us to serve, to do more. And we want you to be fanning it with us.