Curry College men’s basketball head coach Phil Alibrandi recently announced a new team member, signing 14-year-old Henry Donovan through Team IMPACT. Henry, who has Cerebral Palsy, was officially introduced at a signing day press conference on Tuesday, October 4th inside the Curry College Student Center. He will participate in many activities with the team including games, practices, and other team events.
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“We are super excited for Henry to become a part of our family for this upcoming season and for future seasons,” said Curry men’s basketball senior Angelo Sardegna. “Henry's energy and positive attitude are unmatched and will have a tremendous impact on our team.”
Team IMPACT, a national non-profit organization, has developed a unique multiyear program that matches children facing serious illness and disability with college athletic teams across the country. Based on a clinical model, Team IMPACT guides a symbiotic relationship between teams and children focused on socialization, empowerment, and resilience.
“Henry is exactly the type of person we look for when adding to our basketball program. We knew he was a great fit because of the positive energy that he brings every time he walks into our gym,” said Alibrandi. “We could not be happier to be adding Henry to the men's basketball program here at Curry, and look forward to him bringing his enthusiasm, kindness, and love of basketball to our team.”
Curry College has worked with Team IMPACT for the past 10 years, matching 16 children across its baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s ice hockey, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and volleyball teams.
“Team IMPACT is excited to see Henry officially join the Colonels,” said Danielle Hardee, Regional Director of Programs, Northeast at Team IMPACT. “We are proud to work alongside Curry College, their athletic department, and coaching staff to create lifelong bonds and life-changing outcomes between student-athletes and their Team IMPACT teammates.”
About Team IMPACT
Team IMPACT’s unique multiyear program signs children facing serious illness and disability onto college athletic teams across the country. Based on a clinical model, Team IMPACT guides a symbiotic relationship between teams and children focused on socialization, empowerment, and resilience, ensuring everyone involved has the personalized game plan they need to win – effectively building confidence and independence. Founded in 2011, Team IMPACT has matched more than 2,300 children with 700+ colleges and universities in 49 states, impacting more than 60,000 student-athletes. If you know a child or team who may be interested, please visit www.teamimpact.org.