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Media Advisory: Softball Tournament Benefits Scholarship Fund

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 3, 2006)

2nd Annual University Police Department (UPD) Softball Tournament, benefiting the University at Albany Inaugural Scholarship Fund.

Eight teams currently signed up, including those from UPD, Athletics Division, Information Technology Services, Indian Quad Residential Life, Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service, and student groups.

Sponsored and hosted by the University Police Department

Saturday, May 6, 2006; games begin at 9:30 a.m.

Rain date information: Michael Mabee (518) 442-3131

University at Albany Softball Field, uptown campus
State Police Academy Field, Harriman Campus, Albany
Harriman State Office Field, Harriman Campus, Albany
Beverwyck Park Field, 640 Washington Avenue at Ontario, Albany

Established by UAlbany President Kermit L. Hall on taking office in February 2005, the Inaugural Scholarship Fund provides need- and merit-based undergraduate scholarships. The fund was jump-started with $100,000 that would have been spent on a presidential inauguration. Instead of a formal ceremony, Hall directed that the money be used to establish the Inaugural Scholarship Fund and, with his wife Phyllis, personally pledged an additional $10,000 toward it. The fund awarded its first scholarships in 2006, and currently stands at $1.7 million.


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