WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (January 2020) — MassBay Community College’s student-run Business Club recently held a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and raised $593 to purchase winter coats for students in need. The money will be used to purchase 20 winter coats to be added to the on-campus coat racks for students to take or donate winter jackets. All remaining funds will be donated to the MassBay Student Hunger Assistance Fund.
The Business Club’s basketball tournament was held on Thursday, December 12, 2019, and raised almost $600 via donations along with eight team-entry fees of $12 per team. Tournament participants also won prizes that the members secured from many local businesses including, LifeTime Fitness, Duck Soup, Starbucks, and Corporate Chefs. The 3-on-3 basketball team who won the tournament were Sebastian Denis of Plainville, Sam Masse of Waltham, and Jean-Philippe O’Brien of Waltham.
“The fundraiser was the idea of the students in the Business Club and was in response to the increasing awareness of homelessness, lack of basic needs, and food insecurity among our students,” said MassBay Business Club Advisor and Professor, Carolyn Gould. “The hope is to educate the community-at-large about the extent of the impact of these issues on our students how they affect students’ ability to succeed in college and beyond.”
This was the second 3-on-3 basketball tournament the Business Club held this year. In spring 2019, the club held the first tournament, raising $843 for the Student Hunger Assistance Fund.
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MassBay Community College is ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for two-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England, and #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.