BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo Athletics and the National Grid Foundation are proud to team up with Buffalo City Schools on the Hoops for the Stars initiative. The program connects UB men's and women's basketball student-athletes, coaches and administrators with inner city youth for the purpose of promoting literacy, learning and nutrition.
Through a National Grid Foundation commitment of $15,000, UB Athletics will provide men's and women's basketball tickets to several Buffalo Public Schools to reward students that exhibit hard work in the classroom and positive behavior. UB will distribute 275 tickets to six different men's and women's basketball games this season.
A special presentation to the schools will be made at the women's basketball game against Central Michigan on February 14 and the men's basketball game against Akron on February 27.
This year's participating schools are PS 54 Dr. George E. Blackman School of Excellence, PS 31 Bennett Park Montessori School, PS 61 Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction and PS 65 Roosevelt ECC.