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Men's Basketball, Women's Soccer Volunteer at YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: May 07, 2013
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By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – As the 2012-13 school year winds down and students at UW-Green Bay prepare for final exams, Phoenix student-athletes continue to remain extremely active in the Green Bay community. Most recently, the Phoenix men’s basketball and women’s soccer teams lent a helping hand at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, May 4 at Shopko Hall, spending the day playing sports and hanging out with area youngsters.

The hundreds of kids in attendance at the free event had the chance to shoot hoops and play pick-up games with the entire Phoenix men’s basketball squad, as well as kick the soccer ball around and try to score goals against the women’s soccer players. Men’s basketball’s 7-foot-1 junior Alec Brown (Winona, Minn.) also tried his luck at soccer, proving to be a tough goalkeeper for kids to get past.

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY

The YMCA Healthy Kids Day is just one of many events that Phoenix student-athletes volunteer at throughout the year, as the department logs more than 4,000 hours of community service annually.

Also this past Saturday, members of the women’s soccer team helped out at the Special Olympics Soccer Tournament at Ashwaubenon High School. The Green Bay student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) also teamed up with the Special Olympics in March to host the second annual Green Bay Phoenix Invite – a basketball tournament for the Special Olympics of Northeast Wisconsin. 

GREEN BAY PHOENIX INVITE: SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The Green Bay SAAC also hosted Kids Night Out in April at the Kress Events Center, giving kids the opportunity to come to campus and hang out with Phoenix student-athletes while providing parents the chance for an evening out.

In addition to hosting and attending community service events, several Phoenix teams put on clinics for area youths throughout the year and help raise awareness and funds for good causes such as fighting breast cancer. This year’s annual PinkZone women’s basketball game raised nearly $13,000 for the Patient Assistance Fund at the Cancer Team at Bellin Health, and the five-year total is nearly $90,000.

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Saturday , November 01
Women's Basketball 
vs. Michigan Tech (Exhibition)
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Thursday , November 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exhibition)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , November 15
Women's Basketball 
at Marquette
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Monday , November 17
Women's Basketball 
at Vanderbilt
TBA
Nashville, Tenn.
 
Wednesday, November 19
Women's Basketball 
at Purdue
4:30 PM
West Lafayette, Ind.
 
Saturday , November 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Duquesne
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Georgia Tech
11:00 AM
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , November 29
Women's Basketball 
at Arizona State or Villanova
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Sunday , November 30
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. Western Michigan
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Wednesday, December 10
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
7:00 PM
Brookings, S.D.
 
Saturday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Vermont
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , December 28
Women's Basketball 
at Dayton
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Saturday , January 03
Women's Basketball 
vs. Davenport
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
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