RVCC Athletes Recognized at Annual Pink Game

The Raritan Valley Community College Men’s Basketball team played Manor College for the College’s 4th annual Pink Game, held February 5. Before the game, played at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus, the Athletic Department recognized sophomore athletes Kassim Kaba of Newark, James Brunn of Manville, Jaleel Christmon of Galloway and Jaron Smith of Jersey City for their time and dedication to the program.

At half-time RVCC Director of Athletics Amanda DeMartino joined the family of long-time former Athletic Director Augie Eosso in presenting the second annual Augie Eosso Scholar-Athlete Scholarship to Megan Hynes of North Plainfield. The Eosso Scholarship recognizes one scholar-athlete who excels both on the sports field and in the classroom. In addition, the RVCC Hip Hop Club entertained the fans with a half-time performance. During the game—the last home game of the season—RVCC “Pink” Shirts were available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting cancer research.

For additional information, visit www.RVCCathletics.com or contact RVCC Athletic Director Amanda DeMartino at908-218-8868 or RVCCathletics@raritanval.edu.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visitwww.raritanval.edu.

Featured image caption: Enjoying recognition at RVCC’s 4th Annual Pink Game are, from left,  RVCC Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Ryan, Kassim Kaba, Jaron Smith, Jaleel Christmon, James Brunn, Assistant Coach Lou Mercer and Assistant Coach Phil Herro.

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