Green Team Southwestern is sponsoring the Thursday night basketball games featuring Southwestern College hosting Friends University at Stewart Field House in Winfield. The Lady Builders will play at 6 p.m. while the men tip-off at 8 p.m.
In order to symbolize Southwestern’s initiatives to “go green,” the Green Team is encouraging fans attending the games to wear green, and prizes will be awarded to the greenest fan in the crowd. Many other games, activities, and information are planned for the evening.
Green Team members are also using this event as a fundraiser. According to Jason Speegle, director of Green Team Southwestern, students are planning a summer service trip to Chicago where they will work at a camp for underprivileged children. The Green Team will be selling T-shirts, water bottles, Green Team coffee tumblers, and baked goods.
“We hope to raise some money and to do a few things to make the game greener,” Speegle says. “There will be multiple recycling bins inside Stewart Field House and we will announce green tips and hand out information that everyone can use.”
Several local businesses are also helping with the festivities. They include Gottlob Lawn and Landscape, Winfield Recreation Commission, Donna’s Designs, and the Massage Group
For more information about Green Team Southwestern, contact Speegle at (620) 229-6311.
“Come out, support the men’s and women’s basketball teams,” Speegle says. “We look forward to the opportunity to inform the fans about living greener.”