Northeast-10 Conference Announces Partnership with Team IMPACT
FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2012
South Easton, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference announced today that it has formed a working partnership with Team IMPACT to support, encourage, and promote the non-for-profit organization. Team IMPACT is a Boston-based non-profit chartered to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses.
As part of this relationship, the Northeast-10 Conference will work with Team IMPACT staff members to promote and encourage the participation of teams and student-athletes from the conference with the charity organization.
For more information on Team IMPACT, please visit their website at goteamimpact.org
Currently, the Northeast-10 Conference has ten of its member institutions that have either already partnered with Team IMPACT or are in the process of beginning a partnership, and a total of 24 teams that are involved with the program.
Team IMPACT children are drafted onto college athletic teams, and become an official member of the team for the duration of their treatment and beyond. "We are extremely excited to announce this relationship and embark on this joint venture," said Northeast-10 Commissioner Julie Ruppert.
"I can't say enough about how excited we are to partner with the NE-10," said Dan Walsh, Executive Director of Team IMPACT. "To have them officially on board and so fully committed to what we're doing serves as a major boost to our efforts to serve these courageous kids in the five states that the conference covers. I am confident that this relationship will profoundly improve the quality of life for these children facing life-threatening illnesses."
The partnership between Team IMPACT and the Northeast-10 will provide a number of community-related opportunities for the student-athletes that compete in the conference.
"It's about supporting each other, both on and off the field," said Bryan McDavitt, Director ofAthletic Outreach at Team IMPACT about the newly announced agreement. "This partnership willoffer children a vibrant outlet outside of the clinical setting and will provide them with more laughter, hope, strength, and support. We are thrilled to be working with the Northeast-10 Conference, one of the most successful Division II Conferences in the country."
"I couldn't be more excited about this partnership," said Northeast-10 Conference Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Communications Jacob VanRyn. "The work that the folks at Team IMPACT do is invaluable, and this relationship will better allow us to tell the story of hundreds of our student-athletes and their involvement in this truly wonderful program."
Team IMPACT is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit chartered to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses. Across the northeast they create unparalleled team based support systems. Core to their model is harnessing the power of teamwork by matching these courageous kids with college athletic teams.
The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that are committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.