Gators United for Haiti partners with UAA, men’s basketball to raise funds

Published: January 21 2010

Category:Announcements, Haiti Earthquake, InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gators United for Haiti, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida men’s basketball team have joined forces to raise money for relief in Haiti.

Information tables and pledge sheets will be available at the O’Connell Center when the men’s basketball team takes on the University of South Carolina at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Student members of Gators United for Haiti will be at Alligator Alley and the entrances to the O’Connell Center with pledge forms. The pledge forms are informational sheets about how to get involved in Haiti relief efforts and how to donate. No donations will be accepted at the game.

Gators United for Haiti is a student-run philanthropic project, supervised and aided by UF administration. Their goal is to motivate students in the Gator Nation to raise $50,000 for Haiti relief efforts. All students and student organizations are invited to be a part of the philanthropic project. So far, more than 70 student groups have signed up to help, including VISA, Club Creole, Student Government, STAAR, United Haitian Students of Florida, CaribSA, Alpha Phi Alpha, Association of Black Communicators, EBL, Iota Phi Theta, Hope for Haiti, FACES Modeling Troupe and the Black Student Union.

The project continues to evolve, adding new student organizations and opportunities to donate daily. As of Tuesday night, the project had collected more than $6,000.

The University Athletic Association announced this week it will match, up to $50,000, what students from Gators United for Haiti raise.

For more information on Gators United for Haiti and for events where you can donate, please visit http://gatorsunitedforhaiti.org/ or join their Facebook group.

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