This weekend January 16 and 17 Seawolves athletics will be hosting it’s 3rd annual Think Pink games. The weekend will be jam packed featuring both men and women’s basketball and volleyball as UNBSJ hosts Universite Sainte-Anne and Holland College to our campus.
Think Pink weekend has shown increasing success and support from UNBSJ and the the greater Saint John community. Seawolves athletics varsity coordinator Natasha Kelly spoke to the Baron saying “This event is a great cause that brings out many people from within the community and those who are students here on campus.”
Kelly mentions that “It’s always good to see student athlete’s work together to achieve a common goal and it’s not just important to UNBSJ but for the community. It’s a great weekend for parents and potentially future student athletes to be a part of. Every year we witness the event growing and now we host think pink games each semester so it keeps are athletes involved within the community.”
Basketball player and guard Paul Gerges who was part of both Think Pink weekends held last year said “it’s for a very good cause, cancer affects a lot of people whether it has happened to yourself or someone in your family.”
The Seawolves athletes will be raffling off tickets to be sold for a gift basket filled with multiple prizes and a bake sale full of home cooked treats. Spectators will be given a ballot to win an IPad mini.
Along with the possible prizes to win all proceeds at the door will be given to the cancer foundation, in addition Jill Corey of the women’s basketball team will sit at center court Sunday between games and will have 10 inches of her hair cut towards the cause.
Game times are as follows:
Saturday, January 16th:
Women’s Volleyball vs USA 6:00pm
Men’s Volleyball vs. USA 8:00pm
Sunday, January 17th:
Women’s Volleyball vs USA 11:00am
Men’s Volleyball vs. USA 1:00pm
Women’s Basketball vs HC 3:00pm
Men’s Basketball vs HC 5:00pm