UNB Saint John hosts ‘Think Pink’ weekend

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The Seawolves will host both Holland College and Mount Allison this weekend and it marks their second annual ‘Think Pink’ weekend.

The Student Athlete Advisory Council started the initiative last year, lead by council founder Devin O’Brien. O’Brien was a student and athlete on the Men’s Volleyball team and held the inaugural meeting of the council to build a closer relationship between the teams.

“I founded the council last year after coming to play volleyball and seeing a disconnect between the teams, and between athletes and the community,” says O’Brien. “This year I am sitting on the council still as the founder, but also as a member of the athletics department to make sure the council executive has support and help needed.”10947903_10152938924671839_278582128_o

This year, the council will continue with one of its most successful initiatives, the ‘Think Pink’ weekend.

“We chose the Canadian breast cancer foundation last year as it is a well respected foundation and we felt it would relate to our athletes and the general public as breast cancer is something that affects most of the population.”

This year’s event will include a bake sale and a raffle draw. The athletes will also be wearing pink warm ups.

“We’re doing a bake sale and raffle, like we did last year and we are also really excited that Emily Dowling, the President of the SAAC, will be cutting 8 inches of her hair to donate as well.”

O’Brien hopes to surpass their total raised last year of $1000 at this year’s event.

“We hope to have lots of spectators and students out for this event and to watch some great basketball and volleyball action.”

The action kicks off at 3pm with the Seawolves hosting the Mount Allison Mounties in Women’s Volleyball. Basketball follows at 6 and 8pm to kick off a double header against Holland College.

Games on Sunday will be played at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

For a full schedule, you can visit the Seawolves facebook page at facebook.com/unbsjathletics

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