HOOKSETT, N.H. – Members of the Southern New Hampshire University men's basketball team took time out of their busy schedule to ring the bell for Salvation Army and collect donations outside of the Market Basket in Hooksett for four hours Thursday.
"It's important to give back to the community, especially being a student-athlete at Southern New Hampshire, because you're looked at as a role model," said freshman guard Charlie Russo (Syracuse, N.Y.). "Any time you can give back and make people look up to you and know that you're doing something good, it makes them want to do the same and creates a chain reaction. Whenever you have the opportunity to give back, it's a great thing to do."
While the team – and head coach Stan Spirou – were out spreading holiday cheer and lending a helping hand to the community Thursday, they did not show much charity to Assumption College on Wednesday evening, racing past the Greyhounds, 91-56, for their largest win ever over a Northeast-10 foe. The Penmen return to action Saturday, Dec. 5 (3:30 p.m.) when they travel to take on first-place Bentley University. The next home game for the Penmen is Wednesday, Dec. 9 (7:30 p.m.) when they play host to Merrimack College on Ugly Sweater Night at the Fieldhouse. Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the box office on the day of the game.
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