In the Des Moines area? Join us on Sunday, November 24th to cheer on the Drake Bulldogs. Students who have traveled to Uganda the past few years will be recognized on court during halftime. We are honored to have been chosen as the spotlight program for the inaugural Pay It Forward game. You will be able to recognize us (we’ll be wearing huge smiles and smiley face buttons) — and rumor has it, you’ll leave with a smile, too. Feel free to stop by the table at the entrance to the Knapp Center before/during/after the game to chat with us about the Kikandwa health clinic project.
From Drake Athletics:
“The first annual Pay It Forward women’s basketball game will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 24 when the Drake Women under head coach Jennie Barancyzk take on in-state rival, Iowa State. This game will help us tell our story, a story that describes how all members of the Drake community – faculty, staff, coaches, students, and athletes – work together to be global citizens with well-rounded, intercultural experiences. Our story includes members from the Drake community that are highly involved in teaching beyond the classroom or playing field, reaching further to take the opportunity to impact Drake, this community, and the world. This year’s specific example will highlight the trip to Uganda that Drake faculty and students, including one women’s basketball student-athlete (Cara Lutes), participated in last May, as well as ongoing efforts to make an impact in our community and abroad. As individuals and a university, we are committed to meeting needs in Des Moines and beyond. We pay it forward, and we want to encourage others to do the same.”