Sacred Heart University will host a Health and Wellness Fair at its February 13, 2016 home basketball doubleheader against in-state Northeast Conference rival Central Connecticut State University. Admission to the Fair is free of charge with the purchase of a ticket to the basketball games.
The women's basketball team hosts CCSU at 1 p.m., while the men take on the Blue Devils at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are available ONLINE and at the Pitt Center beginning at noon on Saturday. Those interested in purchasing group tickets should call the Pioneer ticket office at 203-396-TIXX.
Numerous local organizations are scheduled to attend, and provide health screening and information. The Connecticut State Police will have their Convincer in the Pitt Center, showing the importance of wearing seat belts. Blood pressure screening will be conducted by AMR, Body Mass Index screening will be conducted by the Northeast Medical Group and Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program (G.B.A.P.P) will conduct free AIDS screening.
Bridgeport Hospital will have representatives from the Ahlbin Center, Urgent Care, Cardiac Rehab and Stroke Program and the REACH Program. Mother's Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) will have information on the dangers of drunk driving, and the Center for Family Justice will be represented to discuss domestic violence. In addition, both CT Challenge and the Colon Cancer Alliance will have information booths.
The SHU Basketball Health and Wellness Fair will run from noon through halftime of the men's basketball game.