MEDIA ADVISORY: R00188 – 1 September 2016
As Brock University continues to strengthen its partnerships and outreach to the Indigenous community, a group of Six Nations all-star youth lacrosse players will visit the University Sunday to take on the Brock Badgers.
Both the Badgers men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will play against the Six Nations teams in the friendly matchups this weekend with the women playing at noon Sunday and the men playing at 2:30 p.m. Both games will take place on Brock’s Alumni Field.
The games were the result of collaboration between Brock’s Aboriginal Student Services and Brock Sports, which have been working together to get more Indigenous youth visiting the school.
“It has been a dream of mine for years to bring our Six Nations youth to Brock to play lacrosse against our students,” said Sandra Wong, Aboriginal Academic Program Support Co-ordinator at Brock.
“We thought this would be a great opportunity for recruitment, building stronger relationships with Six Nations and using sport as a vehicle for student engagement and involvement,” said Jesse Barraza, Student-Athlete Services Co-ordinator.
The event is free to attend, but because the games are being held during the University’s annual Move In Day blitz, parking will be in Zone 2, rather than near the Alumni Field.
While the games are considered ‘friendlies,’ Barraza expects them to still be competitive.
“The Six Nations team consists of high school all stars and many of them have been recruited by NCAA teams. It should be a lot of fun for the kids, but also a good practice for our teams,” he said.
For more information or to confirm attendance:
* Dan Dakin, Media Relations Officer, Brock University firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970
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