A new Hofstra sports fan facebook page has created an interactive platform for Pride supporters to interact, and less than a half a year into its launch is already making major waves.
The Hofstra Sports Fan Connection facebook page was created in the fall and in a short time has gained more than 700 followers and growing. The page, which was founded in September and started to become active in early November, is designed as a hub for Hofstra sports supporters to share their experiences with friends and other Pride fans. The page’s wall features numerous photos and commentary either provided by the group’s founder Chuck Steveskey or other Hofstra fans.
“Almost everyday we are getting reactions and people are submitting their own photos from the games,” said Steveskey, whose wife is Hofstra women’s basketball head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey. “It is starting to do what it is really intended to do and that is be a page for fans.”
Steveskey, who has run an event marketing company since the mid 90’s, has worked on the facebook page in conjunction with the Hofstra athletics department. In addition to having over 700 fans on the page there has also been more than 100,000 page views.
“It’s amazing when you unleash this stuff how far reaching it can become,” said Steveskey, who has been a passionate supporter of all Hofstra athletic teams since his wife Krista became the Pride women’s basketball coach in 2006. “I think its been successful so far and hopefully it will continue.”
Many of the wall post comments on the page have been from Hofstra coaches, most notably men’s basketball head coach Mo Cassara. Steveskey has been happy with how much the page has grown in a short period of time and is hoping to cross the 1,000-fan plateau in the near future.
“People are enjoying it and having fun with it and if brings us some more fans that is really what it was about,” he said. “I’d love to make it even bigger and better for next year.”