Hudson Valley Football Aims To Help Rescue Efforts
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, September 14, 2001
Admission to Saturday's Hudson Valley Community
College football game, which usually would be $3 per person, has been waived.
The Vikings host SUNY Morrisville at 1 p.m. on September 15 at Troy's La
Instead of charging admission, Hudson Valley
officials will accept cash donations, which, as part of a college-wide
effort being coordinated by Hudson Valley's Student Life & Student
Services department, will be contributed to the New York City rescue efforts
through the Salvation Army.
Hudson Valley's football program was established
in 1969. At the time, Hudson Valley was one of only two junior colleges
in New York to field a varsity football team. Since then, nearly 300 Hudson
Valley football players have earned scholarships to four-year schools and
15 have gone on to play professionally. The Vikings competed in the Coca-Cola
Bowl in Iowa in 1980. In 1996, Hudson Valley posted an 8-0 record, part
of a dominant stretch that included 15 straight victories.