The 10 collegiate institutions which make up the Northeast Conference have again joined forces to raise funds in support of Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation's Bear-Able Gifts Program, which annually delivers new toys and gifts to more than 16,000 children receiving treatment for cancer.
Since 2010, the Northeast Conference, through the leadership of its SAAC, has sponsored a league-wide "Money Wars," raising funds to cover the shipping cost of delivering toys across the country. To date, the NEC SAAC has delivered more than $50,000 to CCRF.
"We deeply value the relationship that continues to grow between the NEC SAAC and the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation. Not only do our student-athletes come together annually to raise funds to support the work of the Foundation, but every other year they have the opportunity to take part in projects that directly impact the children and families that benefit from the efforts of CCRF."
Last year, the 10 institutions raised $13,000 through online and cash donations.
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About The Northeast Conference
The Northeast Conference is an NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 10 institutions of higher learning located throughout six states. Media coverage of the NEC extends to four of the largest markets in the United States - New York (#1), Pittsburgh (#23), Baltimore (#27), and Hartford/New Haven (#30). Founded in 1981 as the basketball-only ECAC Metro Conference, the NEC has grown to sponsor 22 championship sports for men and women and now enjoys automatic access to 14 different NCAA Championships. NEC member institutions include Bryant, Central Connecticut, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Mount St. Mary's, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Wagner. For more information on the NEC, visit the league's official website (www.northeastconference.org) and digital network (www.necfrontrow.com), or follow the league on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Google+, all @NECsports.