HIALEAH, FL – January 26, 2015– Florida National University (FNU) and the FNU Conquistadors – South Florida’s newest men’s college basketball team – will host the Battle Against Cancer FNU Showcase benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital©. The University will match dollar for dollar in donations for the hospital. Donations raised will help St. Jude continue to find cures and save children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
From February 11th – 15th, the FNU Conquistadors will host the Battle Against Cancer FNU Showcase featuring basketball teams from the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands. Admission is free to the public. The FNU Showcase will be held at Bucky Dent Gym located at 2250 W. 60th Street in Hialeah, Florida.
Battle Against Cancer FNU Showcase Schedule
|Wednesday||February 11th||8:30 PM||College of Bahamas @ Florida National University|
|Thursday||February 12th||7:00 PM||U.S. Virgin Islands @ College of Bahamas|
|Friday||February 13th||7:00 PM||U.S. Virgin Islands @ Florida National University|
|Saturday||February 14th||1:00 PM||College of Bahamas @ Florida National University|
|Sunday||February 15th||4:00 PM||U.S. Virgin Islands @ Florida National University|
Scott Schmidt, FNU athletic director/Men’s Basketball head coach said, “I think the showcase will be a great way to help raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as a great way for the South Florida community to attend three exciting games of college basketball.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Because of events like this, no families ever receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Person(s) wishing to make a donation to the Battle Against Cancer FNU Showcase, may visit http://fundraising.stjude.org/BasketballClassic
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The purpose of Florida National University is to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures. The University realizes this mission through the employment and development of a faculty of scholars who are proficient in the art of teaching. The University strives to prepare the students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for the successful completion of the program of studies.
Florida National University strives to provide the educational facilities and resources that support intensive sessions of study in small classes, in order to foster in the student the attainment of a quality university education according to the student’s personal goals, and the advancement of modern technology.
Furthermore, Florida National University provides educational and cultural programs intended to enrich the community it serves.