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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Nova Southeastern University Students to Raise Money for Abused and Neglected Children

FT. MYERS, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University physician assistant students will be selling concessions at Boston Red Sox spring training games to raise money for abused and neglected children.

The students will be raising up to $35,000 for the Tender Loving Care Christian Children’s Home, a nonprofit that provides shelter for children who have been moved out of their homes because of abuse, neglect, abandonment or mental health concerns. TLC offers these children a last place resort before they enter the care of the state Department of Children and Families. The organization offers children housing at its Ft. Myers facility or places them in foster homes.

The students, who attend classes at NSU’s Southwest Florida student educational center, will be working at the concession stands behind home plate, selling hot dogs, chicken fingers and soft drinks. The students will be working at 18 spring training games beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 25, when the Red Sox play an exhibition game against the Boston College Eagles at City of Palms Park. Spring training will end on March 31.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to help such a worthy cause,” said Bill Marquardt, NSU interim associate dean for physician assistant education. “TLC provides an important place for these children to go.”

NSU’s 60,000-square-foot Southwest Florida student educational center has 19 classrooms, three computer labs, nine videoconferencing suites, wireless Internet access throughout and a multi-purpose room with seating capacity of 180. It offers 34 programs that include physician assistant, education, criminal justice, information technology, mental health counseling, speech-language pathology, Southwest Florida’s newest nursing program, among others.

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5354 Office, 954-830-4177 Cell, kennma@nova.edu