Happy New Year!
It’s been a long haul since our last game, so the players are very anxious to get the games this weekend in Toronto. We did, however, have an excellent training camp with Olympic Coaches, Allison & Mike McNeill. In addition to being brilliant coaches, they are also excellent teachers and our players (and coaches) were thrilled to have the learning opportunity.
With the NBA All Star weekend about a month away, tickets for our game against Windsor will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) at NBAtickets.com at 10:00am. They have not released to us the ticket prices (sorry about that). Please see our SID release for as much detail as has been provided to us by the NBA:
Our 2016 Alumni weekend dates have been announced: October 14-16, 2016. For the first time in a number of years, this date coincides with the University’s Homecoming Weekend, meaning this will be a very exciting a busy time. We will be hosting our Tindall Tournament on the weekend, along with our Alumni game, and our Reception & Silent Auction. This year we will be honouring our team members from the 2000-01 to 2004-05 teams. Of course, Alumni from all years are invited to attend.
With the Harlem Globetrotters coming to town again, our local (CKWS) television broadcaster, Bill Welychka, has enlisted the help of our players in preparing him to play against the Globetrotters. There will be some live filming going on next Monday, along with some interviews with our players and Globetrotter, Zeus. It should be a lot of fun for the players.
Third year forward, Andrea Priamo, has taken the lead again this year in our Shoot for the Cure, Breast Cancer awareness game scheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 6pm against Lakehead University. Andrea, along with 5 other team members will be cutting their hair following our game to donate for the purpose of making wigs for cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation please click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ShootforaCureQueens
And finally, Queen’s is once again the proud host of the JUEL & JUEL Prep League Championships, this year scheduled for the May 13-15, 2016 weekend. The premiere girls basketball event in the country, 28 teams from across the province will be on-site for the 3-day event. If anyone would like to volunteer for the weekend (scorers/timers/shot clock operators, event supervisors, etc.) please let me know – and event this size is not possible without the great support we have had from the community over the past two years.
Up Next on the Road:
Friday, January 15 @ U of Toronto 6pm
Saturday, January 16 @ Ryerson 6pm
Saturday, January 23 @ York 1pm
Have a great week!