Lakers Athletics First Annual “Season of Giving” Game

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On Saturday, December 1st the Nipissing University Lakers Basketball program plays their final game of 2018 at the Robert J. Surtees Athletic Centre. The Women’s team tips off at 6pm vs. the Windsor Lancers with the Men’s team to follow at 8pm.

To get into the Holiday spirit, the teams have partnered with the North Bay Regional Health Centre to provide gifts for patients without family involvement.

“Our women’s basketball program is dedicated to making a positive impact in our community through strong leadership and service. We look forward to continuing to foster positive relationships with various community groups to help aid in areas that our community may need help and assistance. This is another example of an initiative we are excited to be a part of and look forward to helping in any way we can.” says women’s Head Coach Katie Hamilton.

The Men’s Basketball Program offers similar sentiments in discussing the importance of fostering a positive relationship with the North Bay community. “The word 'connection' is a core value of our program,” says men’s Head Coach Chris Cheng. “It is very important for us to engage ourselves with the communities in our city by contributing any way we can. We want to impact the youth and empower them for future life.”

A table will be set up in the Hallway at the Robert J. Surtees Athletic Centre from 5:30pm until the conclusion of the men’s game with the materials necessary for fans in attendance to create holiday cards. These cards, and any other gifts received will be delivered to the hospital by the athletes closer to Christmas time. Cash and gift donations will also be accepted at the event. *For patient safety, gift donations must be new items.*

Thank you for your support, Happy Holidays, and Go Lakers!