PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's basketball team has announced its promotional schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Eight of the Hawks' 13 home games will feature promotions this year beginning with the home opener, November 8, against Mount St. Mary's.
2013-14 Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball Schedule
Below is a breakdown of each promotion offered this season by Saint Joseph's.
Friday, November 8 vs. Mount St. Mary's - 7 p.m.
Promotion: Her Campus & Hawks For Women
Saint Joseph's is teaming with student-group Hawks for Women and the blog Her Campus, the nation's top online community for college women, to sponsor the game. Additionally, the Hawks will be featured on the Her Campus site.
Wednesday, November 20 vs. Drexel - 7 p.m.
Promotion: Hawks For Heroes
Working in conjunction with the SJU student group Hawks for Heroes, Saint Joseph's will honor the unsung heroes of our time: SJU alumni service members, veterans, and their families.
Saturday, November 23 vs. Liberty - 2 p.m.
Promotion: Cheer Day
The Hawks will welcome local cheerleaders to the game, with the Saint Joseph's cheerleaders holding a clinic for area youth prior to the game.
Tuesday, December 10 vs. Hofstra - 7 p.m.
Promotion: Hawks vs. Cancer
Teaming with the student-run organization Hawks Versus Cancer, Saint Joseph's will be selling merchandise and concessions, holding a 50/50 raffle and taking donations during both games on Saturday. Money collected from the event will be donated to Team BamIt, a nonprofit organization established to help women and their families affected by cervical cancer. Team BamIt was created in part by former SJU women's soccer player Taylor Mallory in honor of her sister Margo, who passed away last year from the disease.
Wednesday, January 8 vs. Rhode Island - 11:30 a.m.
Promotion: Field Trip To Hawk Hill
Over 1,000 area school children will visit Hawk Hill as part of the Field Trip promotion. Among the highlights are a tour of campus, a presentation from the women's team and ticket to the game.
Sunday, January 26 vs. Dayton - 6 p.m.
Promotion: Autism Awareness Day presented by Melmark
The Hawks will be promoting Autism Awareness with the help from the SJU Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, and Melmark. Melmark is a comprehensive multi-service agency, providing residential, educational, therapeutic and recreational services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, a brain injury and other neurological and genetic diagnoses.
Wednesday, February 12 vs. La Salle - 7 p.m.
Promotion: Play 4Kay
The Hawks and Explorers will don pink attire in support of breast cancer awareness as part of the nation Play 4Kay campaign. The Play 4Kay initiative is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. Since its inception in 2007, the Play 4Kay initiative has raised over $2.5 million to support women's cancer research.
Sunday, March 2 vs. Fordham - 2 p.m.
Promotion: Hawk Hot Shot Competition
Area CYO teams will take part in the shooting competition at Hawk Hil.
Since its inception in 2007, the Play 4Kay initiative has raised over $2.5 million to support women's cancer research. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is the official charity of the initiative. - See more at: http://www.play4kay.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1081067#sthash.qQPi2UMq.dpuSunday, March 2 vs. Fordham - 2 p.m.Promotion: Hawk Hot Shot Competition