Cardinal Basketball To Aid Stanford Tsunami Relief Effort At Oregon Game

Jan. 25, 2005

Stanford, Ca - Stanford Men's Basketball has partnered with the Stanford University Tsunami Relief Effort to help create awareness for the University's student run campaign.

Members of the Stanford SAE fraternity and the Pi Phi sorority will be volunteering at Saturday's men's basketball game versus Oregon to collect donations and to distribute information about the University campaign. Donations can also be made online at http://ssfr.stanford.edu.

'I am proud that we are able to assist Stanford in promoting the relief effort,' commented Head Coach Trent Johnson. 'I have been following their progress in the Stanford Daily and I have been very impressed by the students' efforts. We want to do our part to help out.' Johnson added, 'the vigor and compassion these students have shown by helping the victims of this tragedy is remarkable.'

Stanford Student Relief is a student-initiated and student-run coalition of groups and organizations on campus. Stanford President John Hennessy helped kick start the effort with a personal donation of the first $5,000. The group has set a goal of raising $100,000 over the next month with the proceeds going directly to the Save the Children Tsunami Relief Effort.

The Stanford 6th Man Club, the Stanford student fan club, has decided to offer special Nike Stanford hats to students who donate to the relief. The 6th Man Club is made up of approximately 2000 Stanford undergraduate and graduate students. The total amount collected on behalf of the 6th Man will be presented to the Stanford Tsunami Relief at half time of the Stanford vs. Oregon Basketball game this Saturday.

Stanford Student Relief is endorsed by: the Office of Student Activities, the Haas Center for Public Service, the Associated Students of Stanford University, the Graduate School Council, and President John Hennessy

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