December 14, 2011

Women's Basketball To Hold "Get Fit With The Crusaders Day"

WORCESTER, Mass.­ - On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Holy Cross women's basketball program will hold it's first-ever "Get Fit with the Crusaders Day" at the Hart Center during its game versus Bryant at 11:45 a.m. Nine Worcester Public Schools and over 1,000 students will participate in the event, which will focus on health, nutrition and physical fitness.

"We are very excited about our inaugural 'Get Fit Day'," said head coach Bill Gibbons. "I think that it will be a tremendous experience for the Worcester Public School students. It will create an exciting atmosphere in the Hart Center for our game and we hope that it will be a big success. I believe this is something that we can turn into a yearly event as we promote the importance of health and wellness."

"Get Fit with the Crusaders Day" will start with opening remarks from Gibbons and Worcester mayor Joseph C. O'Brien followed by a presentation from the Holy Cross strength and conditioning and athletic training staffs. Holy Cross student-athletes will be on-hand to discuss how they instill physical fitness and health in college. After the presentation, the students will watch the Crusaders play against the Bryant Bulldogs. The schools attending include Worcester East Middle, Roosevelt, Vernon Hill, Claremont Academy, Chandler Elementary, Wawecus Road, Heard Street, Rice Square and Union Hill. All members of the Holy Cross and Worcester communities are encouraged to come out to the afternoon game.

Keeping in the holiday spirit, the Crusaders will be accepting canned food items as part of a holiday canned food drive. All participants donating items will receive tickets at a discounted price of three dollars. The collected items will be given to the Catholic Charities of Worcester. For more information on the event, please contact the athletic department at 508-793-2583.