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Students vs. Staff at Fall Fest
Hudson Valley Community College President Andrew Matonak Leads Staff in Viking Cup Softball Challenge Against Students This Thursday

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010

WHO/WHAT: Hudson Valley Community College President Andrew Matonak — known to students and staff as “Drew” — will pitch the first-ever softball game between Hudson Valley students and staff as the highlight of the annual celebration of Fall Fest at the college.

Thursday, Oct. 7
Softball game begins at 12:30 p.m.
Other festivities take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Joseph L. Bruno Stadium at Hudson Valley Community College


Fall Fest has been held each year since the 1970s. Its purpose is to provide an official welcome, as well as a social outlet, to new and returning students during the first weeks of the new school year. This is the first time Fall Fest will be held at the stadium.

President Matonak, a standout pitcher during his college years, warns “the students will go down” in this game.

The college’s dining service will provide lunch to students in attendance. There will be other games with prizes and the event will end with a pep rally. Festivities are at no charge to students.