Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Stony Brook Athletics honored by Three Village Chamber of Commerce
"Jim Fiore's Athletics Department and all the University's athletes have put us on the national collegiate athletic map, building a vital link between the campus and community units of our Chamber," said Michael Ardolino, the president of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce. "We couldn't have chosen better Members of the Year."
"We are honored to be recognized by the community that does so much for Stony Brook Athletics," Fiore said. "The members of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce have played an integral role in the lives of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and we are appreciative of the support that they have given to our department. We are proud to be members of the Three Village community and look forward to continuing to build strong town relationships with residents and businesses throughout the area."
Stony Brook has received the honor based on a vote by the Three Village Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The Three Village Chamber of Commerce is an umbrella organization, bringing some 250 local business owners, managers, professionals in various fields, university departments and local associations together. More than two-thirds of all Three Village businesses are now Chamber members, one of the highest membership rates in the country, including almost every principal business in the Three Village Area.
Stony Brook Athletics sponsors 20 intercollegiate varsity sports and competes in the America East Conference and Big South Conference. The Seawolves have won seven conference and three regular season championships over the last two athletic seasons and have produced numerous All-Americans in multiple sports, including baseball, men's lacrosse, women's cross country and women's track & field. In addition, Stony Brook student-athletes have achieved numerous academic accolades, including Academic All-Conference awards, Capital One Academic All-District awards and SUNY Chancellor awards.
Stony Brook Athletics has also hosted numerous events on campus that have attracted national attention, including the 2011 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship held at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, which brought over 20,000 people to the Three Village area over Memorial Day weekend.
The dinner is open to all members of the Chamber and open to the public. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.