Notre Dame Athletics | October 17, 2017
The University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team has added a third exhibition game to the 2017-18 schedule and will take on Holy Cross College on Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m. ET in Purcell Pavilion.
The exhibition game addition follows through on an idea formulated by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in an effort to support relief efforts after a series of hurricanes have affected Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over the past three months.
The NCAA approved a waiver for Friday’s exhibition addition with all proceeds from the event going to hurricane relief. Notre Dame will be focusing its aid on the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program which seeks to sustain, strengthen and transform Catholic schools since its founding in 1993.
The event will be a non-ticketed exhibition and will be free to enter with further details of how donations will be gathered and accepted to be announced later this week.
Proceeds from Friday’s exhibition will be earmarked for St. Catherine of Siena, a Catholic elementary and middle school in Port Arthur, Texas. The school suffered extensive damage because of Hurricane Harvey with repairs needed to the HVAC system, roof and gym floor.
“As soon as the NABC discussed this opportunity, I knew it was something that we needed to do,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said.