Mitch Buonaguro to Give Keynote at Center for Youth Benefit

Mitch Buonaguro

March 26, 2012

Siena men's basketball coach Mitch Buonaguro will be the keynote speaker at Connect Center for Youth's dinner and auction on Thursday, June 7 at The Century House Hotel and Restaurant in Latham. All proceeds will support the continued building of the Connect Center for Youth in Cohoes while raising awareness for the community services it will provide.

The Connect Center for Youth will serve as a destination center and community resource for area children and families with a focus on education, community enrichment and cultural empowerment. It will include classrooms, mentoring services, performing arts, tutoring and recreation opportunities.

"The Century House supports all the values the Connect Center will instill in youth and families of the greater Capital Region such as healthy living and social responsibility," said Colin DeMers, managing partner of The Century House. "We're proud to be a part of a cause that provides valuable services intended to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of our youth and families."

Buonaguro was named head men's basketball coach at Siena prior to the 2010-`11 season after serving for six years as an assistant. This past season, the 30-year coaching veteran led a depleted Siena team to the semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship. Buonaguro, a point guard at Boston College during his playing days, was an assistant coach on the Villanova team that won the National Championship in 1985.

Tickets for the dinner and auction to benefit the Connect Center for Youth are $40 per person or $75 per couple and can be purchased online by clicking the "Upcoming Events" tab at or by mail at P.O. Box 35, Cohoes, NY 12047.

The Century House Hotel and Restaurant is located at 997 New Loudon Rd. in Latham.


About the Connect Center for Youth: The Connect Center for Youth is an urban youth center that is both a community resource center and a safe and secure environment for the children, youth and families of the City of Cohoes and the Greater Capital Region. More information about the Connect Center for Youth can be found on its website at



About the Century House Hotel & Restaurant: The Century House Hotel and Restaurant has focused their promise and mission on making the world a better place, by providing comfort and care to the body and soul of all guests, staff and the community. The Enjoy One, Share One campaign is just another way the Century House stays true to their mission. The Century House is located at 997 New Loudon Rd., Latham, NY 12110. More information about the Century House can be found on their website at