UWSP women’s basketball team works to help others
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) women’s basketball team has continued to help in the community this fall.
Members of the team helped work on a home that was being built in the area by the Central Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity Friday, Sept. 8, and also volunteered time at Pacelli Panacea Saturday, Sept. 9.
“One of our goals as a women’s basketball team is to be good role models and give back to the Stevens Point community,” said UWSP women’s basketball head coach Shirley Egner. “We try to work the first Friday of classes, and then we have our Brat Fry fundraiser on Saturday or Sunday of that same weekend, with all proceeds going to Hope is Building campaign at St. Michaels Foundation for a new breast care center.”
The UWSP women’s basketball program has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for 24 years and annually volunteers time to help.
The team also conducts fundraisers to contribute to community causes, including hosting a pancake breakfast at the Dreyfus University Center the Sunday morning of UWSP Homecoming Weekend.
In the past, the program’s efforts have supported the Project Embrace initiative at St. Michael’s Foundation.
The UWSP women’s basketball program is closing in on raising $50,000 for the foundation.