The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference returns to Atlantic City on December 19th as part of their 26th Annual MAAC Gives Back program.  The Quinnipiac Men's Basketball team will be the third MAAC team to visit an Atlantic City school since the academic year began.  Head Coach Baker Dunleavy and his players will be visiting the Richmond School on Thursday morning for an assembly and in-class sessions.  Also the New Jersey Education Association will be on hand as the new title sponsor of the MAAC's Reading Program.

The MAAC Gives Back Reading Program incentivizes students to improve their reading skills while MAAC student-athletes serve as role models and each MAAC school "adopts" an Atlantic City school to visit and be pen-pals.  As part of the MAAC Gives Back program, more than 2,000 Atlantic City Elementary Students will attend the March 13th MAAC Women’s Basketball semifinals.  The classrooms will also be invited to participate in Bounce on the Boardwalk, where the students will be given MAAC basketballs to bounce down the Atlantic City Boardwalk on their way to attend games at Boardwalk Hall.

The MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship is coming to Atlantic City March 10th through 14th  and tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.com or by visiting maacsports.com/basketball.  Single session and all-session tickets are available as the five-day event will feature the league basketball championships, ESports Championship, MAAC Fan Fest, MAAC Band Jam, MAAC ‘n Cheese Fest, Spirit Squad Showcase and more.  Tickets purchased for semifinals and finals action will also include admittance to the MAAC Fan Fest and inaugural Esports Championship in the Adrian Phillips Theater.

Checkout Quinnipiac Men’s Head Basketball Coach Baker Dunleavy's conversation with Josh Hennig on Sports Bash Saturday discussing the MAAC Gives Back Program, his experience playing for and coaching with Jay Wright at Villanova, and more.