Bakers urged to sign up for Craft Bakers’ Week

first_imgBakers are encouraged to sign up to take part in Craft Bakers’ Week to maximise the support available.Almost 100 bakeries have registered for this year’s campaign, which takes place from 29 September to 5 October, and will all receive free POS material including bunting and window posters.TV baking stars The Fabulous Baker Brothers Tom and Henry Herbert will return for 2014 and support the campaign on social media and through media interviews, as well as sharing their recipes.Keith Houliston, sales director (craft sector) at British Bakels and chair of Craft Bakers’ Week 2014, said: “We are delighted with the interest so far and excited by hearing what bakers already have planned for the week. The earlier that you sign up, the more time you will have to plan your activities and promotions, and to highlight these to local media and customers. You’ll also feature on the Craft Bakers’ Week website for longer and benefit from the additional exposure that brings.”Register at www.craftbakersweek.co.uk for a small fee, which will be donated to chosen charity Make-a-Wish Foundation UK, which works for children with life-threatening illnesses.last_img read more

Rolfs Athletics Hall dedicated as men’s, women’s basketball practice facility

first_imgThe newly renovated Rolfs Athletics Hall, which will serve as the practice facility for both the Notre Dame men’s and women’s basketball teams, was dedicated this past weekend, the University announced in a press release Wednesday. The release said the renovation was made possible with a “foundational gift” from Karen and Kevin Keyes. In addition, further “lead gifts” were made by Andrew and Kirsten Braccia and Ryan and Jen Sweeney — who both graduated in the class of 1999. The projected benefited from the support of other benefactors, including more than 330 former men‘s and women‘s basketball players.When Rolfs Sports Recreation Center originally opened in 1998, it served as the principal fitness facility for the campus community until the Smith Center for Recreational Sports opened in Duncan Student Center in January 2018, the release said. The original building was made possible by a financial gift from the late brothers Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs — graduates of the Notre Dame classes of 1944 and 1950, respectively. Renovation of the facility began in January of 2018. “What a tremendous boost and opportunity for our program,” Muffet McGraw, head coach for the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, said in the release. “It is so important to our players to have access to a first-class facility that allows them to spend time working on their game. As one of the largest collegiate basketball practice facilities in the country, it will give our student-athletes everything they need to achieve their goals and for our program to continue to be at an elite level. We are so grateful to Karen and Kevin Keyes for their incredible generosity.”The 77,000-square-foot new Rolfs Athletics Hall, which opened in November, boasts video, team and locker rooms for both basketball programs. The building also includes two practice gyms, a strength and conditioning center, office suites and other amenities, according to the release.“I’ve been looking forward to the opening of our practice facility since I arrived at Notre Dame, and it couldn’t have been made without the generosity and support of our alumni and so many other key donors,” Mike Brey, head coach for the Notre Dame men’s basketball team, said in the release. “With the NCAA’s renewed focus on student-athlete time commitment, our ability to schedule practice, athletic training, rest and recovery separate from a multi-use facility that was forced to serve three programs will pay immediate dividends to the well-being of our student-athletes and coaches.”Benefactor Karen Keyes, classes of 1991 and 1995, graduated with a bachelor‘s degree in American Studies and a master’s in business, respectively. She was a member and captain of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team during her time at the University. Currently, Keyes also serves as the chair of Notre Dame‘s Advisory Council for the Student-Athlete. Kevin Keyes received bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration from the University in 1990. He also played on the varsity tennis team during his time at Notre Dame. Currently, the couple resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and have previously supported Notre Dame through another “gift to endow the women’s head basketball coach position, the Joyce Grant-in-Aid Program, President’s Circle and Sorin Society,” the release said.“We are honored and privileged to support the strong tradition of Notre Dame basketball,” Karen and Kevin Keyes said in the release. “The newly renovated Rolfs Athletics Hall uniquely serves the women’s and men’s programs, which are both deserving of the best practice facility in the nation. Muffet McGraw and Mike Brey, their coaching staffs and players are the definition of class, and we are excited to contribute to their continued success.”Tags: Men’s Basketball, Mike Brey, Muffet McGraw, Rolfs Athletics Hall, women’s basketballlast_img read more

Former Syracuse center Briana Day signs training camp contract with WNBA’s San Antonio Stars

first_img Published on April 17, 2017 at 3:56 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Briana Day signed a training camp contract with the San Antonio Stars on Monday afternoon.The former Syracuse center wasn’t drafted in the WNBA’s 36-player draft last Thursday night. Day will be the third member from this year’s SU team to participate in a training camp. She joins Brittney Sykes, who was taken with the seventh pick in the draft by the Atlanta Dream, and Alexis Peterson, who was drafted 15th overall by the Seattle Storm.Kayla Alexander, the all-time leading scorer in Orange history, currently plays for San Antonio.“I want to take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way,” Day said in an SU Athletics press release. “I am excited to start my professional basketball career with the San Antonio Stars.”Day averaged 9.5 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game over her career. This past year she upped her scoring to a career-high 12.9 points, scoring at least 20 points on four different occasions.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Raleigh, North Carolina, native is the all-time leading rebounder in program history and is part of the 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds club.“I think she definitely would be great for a team that just needed some backup at the rim in terms of some length,” basketball analyst LaChina Robinson said before the draft. “Sometimes got in a little foul trouble out on the perimeter, but she has that ability, quickness, to help on that end of the floor.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more