Gators to score an assist with Massachusetts Hospital School

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Pine Manor basketball will register its most important assist of the season on Wednesday night, February 10.

                 As a part of his team’s commitment to community service, Gators head coach Alex Gould announced Friday the team will travel to Canton, MA for a game of wheelchair basketball against Massachusetts Hospital School, a boarding and day school for mentally and physically disabled young persons ages 13-22.

                 “I am very excited for this fun and exciting community service opportunity at Mass Hospital School,” said Gould.

                 According to its Web site, MHS provides “medical, habilitative, rehabilitative, recreational, educational and vocational services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities,” which include Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. The MHS wheelchair basketball team competes against local high school, college, adult and pickup teams.

                 The game with take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at MHS, which is located at 3 Randolph St. in Canton.  The general public is encouraged to attend.

                 “Apparently both sides are very excited,” said Gould.

                 The Gators return to action Saturday at noon against Emmanuel. Pine Manor then plays at Lasell College in Newton on Tuesday at 7 p.m. before visiting Massachusetts Hospital School Wednesday night.

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