Rather than charge admission to winter sports events, the University of Mount Union athletic department asked fans to donate to Alliance area charities.
On January 26, 2011 (TONIGHT) at halftime of the men's basketball game with John Carroll, the first of those donations will be made as a check in the amount of $523.50 will be presented to Kimberly Stanley of the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter by members of the Mount Union Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
"It is a real testament to our fans, parents and alumni that attend our events to make such generous donations to worthy charities in the community," commented director of athletics and head football coach Larry Kehres. "This also provides local families a great entertainment option during challenging economic times."
Funds collected at last night's wrestling match, tonight's men's basketball game, a swim meet and basketball doubleheader on Saturday will all go to the Alliance Area chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Saturday is "Pack the MAAC" Day as fans are enouraged to wear white for White-Out at the basketball doubleheader. Face painting for kids and a sign making station will be set up in the lobby.
"Habitat for Humanity is a great organization that helps gets housing for needy families," stated Kehres. "I have supported this organization in the past and I hope that our fans join us and help us raise money that will directly benefit people right here in Alliance."