News: Athletics

Rider men’s basketball signs 5-year-old

By Rider Sports Information

The Rider University men’s basketball team hosted a signing party Thursday morning in Alumni Gymnasium. There was no real National Letter of Intent, however, just an agreement through Team Impact.
Rider head coach Kevin Baggett and his team welcomed the newest Bronc, 5-year old Liam of Levittown, Pa., the son of Katie and Kevin Knobl Thursday.
In addition to autism and asthma, Liam has been diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID), which requires weekly infusions.
Across the nation Team IMPACT creates unparalleled team based support systems. Core to their model is harnessing the power of teamwork by matching these courageous kids with college athletic teams. Team IMPACT children are drafted onto local college athletic teams and become an official member of the team for the duration of their treatment and beyond. They attend practices, games, and other events as an honorary member of the team.
With all that Liam has gone through and continues to fight through, there is no doubt that he will be a huge inspiration to his new teammates.

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