Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra Athletics Department is excited to announce that it will host a book signing for “Hofstra Athletics” by Chris Vaccaro, with the foreword written by Speedy Claxton, prior to the men’s basketball game against UNC Wilmington on Saturday, February 25.

The book signing will take place from 3:15-3:45 p.m. in the W.B. Mason Pride Lounge of the Mack Sports Complex.  The author, Chris Vaccaro, will be present to sign copies of the newly-released book.

Tip-off for the game between the Pride and the Seahawks is scheduled for 4 p.m.  The contest is the final regular season game of the year for Hofstra.

Books will be available for purchase in the lobby of the Mack Sports Complex on the day of the game/signing for $21.99.  Visa, Mastercard, checks and cash are accepted for purchase.  During the book signing only copies of the book are permitted for autographs.

About the Book
Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, New York, has built a strong reputation in the collegiate sports world. Thousands of athletes have represented one of Long Island's finest private universities, winning countless championships and helping to create a foundation of history that is remembered today. Hofstra Athletics strings together a pictorial history of the school's well-known coaches and athletes, championship teams, and players who made it on the professional level. 
This book captures nearly 200 images of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, facilities and many other aspects of the Hofstra community.  With captions accompanying every image and photos dating back to the 1930s, this book is a must for any Hofstra fan.

About the Author
Chris R. Vaccaro, an award-winning journalist from Long Island and a 2007 graduate of Hofstra University, is the author of four previous books on Long Island sports history and has written for more than 100 publications nationwide. He is an editor with AOL's Patch.com, an alumnus and adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, and a board member for the Press Club of Long Island. 

Foreword by Craig "Speedy" Claxton
Craig "Speedy" Claxton, one of the most prolific athletes to attend Hofstra, was selected in the first round of the NBA draft in 2000 and spent ten seasons in the league. He led the Pride to a NCAA tournament appearance, was inducted into the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011, and had his jersey number (10) retired.