Nov. 29, 2012
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.- Siena Women's Basketball's Third Annual BlueShield of Northeastern New York Kid's Day game has been rescheduled for Jan. 10. The Saints host MAAC rival Fairfield in a game that will tip off at 11:30 a.m. at the Alumni Recreation Center.
Kid's Day was originally scheduled for the Saints' game Nov. 20 against North Carolina A&T at 11 a.m. but the game time had to be altered to the evening when the Aggies flight to the Capital Region was cancelled.
Kid's Day is part of Siena Athletics' BlueShield of Northeastern New York Saints in the Community program. As part of the program, coaches and student athletes from both the men's and women's basketball teams will be making return visits in January to the schools that attend the game as part of the Saints' "Adopt-A-School" program. During the visits, the Saints will preach the importance of hard work and strong academics while also interacting with students through games and basketball drills.
Last year's game drew nearly 1,800 schoolchildren from 10 Capital Region area schools and the Saints are hoping for another great turnout this year. As part of the game, BlueShield will have their Healthy Zone cruiser at the game which includes various activities for those in attendance and will be giving away magnets and doing a t-shirt toss. Additionally, there will be a game at halftime and during timeouts with the students involving healthy trivia questions and activities.
Schools interested in being a part of the BlueShield of Northeastern New York Saints in the Community program and attend the Jan. 10 game should contact Mike Demos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About BlueShield of Northeastern New York
BlueShield of Northeastern New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., one of New York's leading health care companies that provides access to quality health care and innovative solutions for members throughout upstate New York. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, the company's is an independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.