Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Former ND All American helping troubled teens!

Jeff Faine, center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former ND All American -- is giving back to the community. This Friday, Faine will host an "Evening of H.O.P.E" in Orlando. Faine's intent is to create a home for six to eight teenagers who no longer are eligible to participate in foster care. He wants to equip them with the essential tools and training necessary to become successful in life. "This is a place for some of these kids who really want help and want to make something better for themselves," Faine said. "A place to get social counseling and financial guidance, learn how to open a checking and savings account, the things that most people take for granted. A place they can live as well, but there will be requirements on their end, whether it be a obtaining a GED, two-year college degree, trade school degree, or attending a four-year university." Faine plans to build the first home in the Orlando area and then look partner with local businesses to build homes in the Tampa area as well. For more on this event -- please click on the link below:


Muffet's Irish Receive 2nd Seed in NCAA Tournament!

For the 15th consecutive season, the Irish Women's Basketball Team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. Notre Dame will play 15th seeded Cleveland State this Sunday in a First Round "home" game at the Purcell Pavillion. The game will be televised on ESPN. This is the 17th trip to the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship for the Irish Women's basketball program.