Badgers athletes, coaches to spend 24 hours living in cars for homelessness event

A group of Brock University student-athletes and coaches are fortunate to have homes to go to, but they’ll spend 24 hours living in cars to help those who don’t.

The Badgers will take part in No Fixed Address, an event being held at the Pen Centre from 10 a.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday. Hosted by the YWCA, it’s a 24-hour live-in-your-car-a-thon to promote awareness and raise funds for women’s homelessness.

It’s the first official event of the recently launched Badgers Care Program, which is focusing on Brock’s Athletics and Recreation department making a positive impact on the Niagara Community. The department hired a Badgers Care Program co-ordinator over the summer to help organize the University’s involvement in events like No Fixed Address.

This is the first official event launched by our Badgers Care Coordinator, Hannah Pass. She was hired this summer to start our Badgers Care Program at our department

“This is an exciting event as our first community outreach this year as a team,” said Badgers women’s basketball coach Ashley MacSporran. “I wanted my team to experience a night living in their cars to understand the realities right here in our city. With a majority of people impacted being women and youth, I felt very strongly that my team needed to step up and be a part of this.”

In addition to MacSporran and assistant coach Amy Audibert, participating players from the Badgers basketball team include: Kira Cornelissen, Alex Symonds, Mellissa Tatti, Bridget Atkinson, Jess Morris, Chrissy Sirignano, Allie Columbus, Shannon Northey and Nikitia Chappell.

Jenna Martin and Hannah Pass from women’s fencing will also be taking part, along with women’s volleyball players Maddie Brown and Hannah Davenhill.

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