Evergreen to Host Charity Lunch With Saint Martin's to Launch Basketball Season

October 15, 2003

Friday, Oct. 31, 2003
Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
Noon–1:15 p.m.
Tickets available by reservation and at the door

To kickoff their basketball seasons—and to support local charities—the basketball programs at The Evergreen State College and Saint Martin’s College are hosting a lunch at Evergreen’s Longhouse on Friday, Oct. 31 from noon to 1:15 p.m. The men’s and women’s teams from both colleges will be in attendance as the community is invited to meet the players and hear season previews from the coaches. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Olympia YWCA’s Other Bank, a resource that provides hygiene and other personal care items to people in need. Tickets are $15 and available by calling (360) 867-6551 and at the door. Requests for tickets by Oct. 22 will be appreciated.

Guests who arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. should notify the parking booth attendant that they are attending this event to receive complimentary parking.
The event was inaugurated last year at Saint Martin’s, with the arrangement that the school not hosting the basketball game will offer the lunch. Dick Nichols, longtime sports enthusiast and local high school sports commentator, once again will serve as the master of ceremonies.

“We’re excited not just to get the basketball season under way,” says Evergreen President Thomas L. “Les” Purce. “We’re honored to be in the position to offer something back to the community which has supported us and our athletic programs over the years. We’re grateful, too, to be partnering with our neighbors in Lacey. ”

The traditional crosstown rivalry between the Geoducks and the Saints takes place at Saint Martin’s Pavilion on Wed., Nov. 12, with the women tipping off at 5 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. This is the second year for this exhibition game.

Contact: Kate Lykins Brown, (360) 867-5213