Media Advisory

10-27-2010

HCC Faculty/students To Square Off In Table Tennis Tourney 10/29
Monroe Prof. Coaches Student Team

BRIDGEPORT – Sports will return to Housatonic Community College Friday, October 29, when Housatonic Community College’s new Table Tennis Team squares off against faculty members. The event marks another Housatonic return to the table where it once earned accolades: In 1973, the college won the Connecticut Table Tennis Association’s state championship. The college’s nascent table tennis team was founded by Art Prof. Andy Pinto of Monroe, a member of that championship team as an HCC student, and a group of interested HCC students. The students formed a table tennis club, which now boasts 27 members, from which a seven-member team is drawn. “Several students who were interested in forming a club heard that I thought we should have one and sought me out,” Pinto said. “The club and the team were the outgrowth of this.” During a previous faculty/staff tournament, which the student team won, staffers from the Student Activities Area acted as cheerleaders, complete with pom-poms. Pinto, who serves as club advisor and team coach, hopes to see the formation of a table tennis league in Southern Connecticut. The tournament will take place at 1 p.m. in the 3rd Floor recreation room in Beacon Hall.


Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC provides employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  To learn more, visit the College’s website at: www.hcc.commnet.edu <http://www.hcc.commnet.edu> .

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.