July 3, 2011
Siena College head men's basketball coach Mitch Buonaguro appeared Thursday in Springfield, Mass. to present a tornado relief donation on behalf of the MAAC.
Springfield was hit by a tornado on June 1, which killed four people and did an estimated $175 million dollars worth of damage.
The donation was made to the Pioneer Valley Red Cross, who are assisting with recovery efforts. Until Wednesday the Red Cross had been operating a shelter at the MassMutual Center. The shelter housed over 300 people at its peak.
The 2012 MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield from March 1-5.