New event for SGA in the works

Published 4 years ago -

Colin McQuillian
Vice President for Student Affairs
The fall at Assumption is one of the most beautiful and best times of the year here on 500 Salisbury Street. The leaves are changing colors and the campus is at its peak of beauty. With the month of October almost halfway over, Assumption students are looking forward to one of the biggest weekends of the fall, Homecoming weekend. Homecoming is one of the most exciting weekends of first semester with alumni returning to campus and the big football game. It is a weekend jam-packed with fun, food and school spirit. While this year’s weekend will be special with ESPN3 coming to film the Greyhounds taking on LIU Post, the Student Government Association is excited to talk about a new event that will be coming on the Friday of Homecoming. On October 26th from 5 to 7p.m., the first annual “Bleed Blue” event will be taking place on the Hagan Lawn.
The Bleed Blue event is a new event to celebrate all of athletics and school spirit. This will be an expansion of the Midnight Madness event has been held in past years and will incorporate all 24 of Assumption’s varsity sports teams. The Hagan lawn will be setup with food, music and games for of the student body to enjoy. President Cesareo will open the event with a few words as teams and members of the student body arrive. Food from local Worcester restaurants such as Antonio’s will be available for all who attend. The event will allow time for each of the 24 teams to be spoken about, covering their most significant accomplishments from the past year and their current season if they are a fall sport. These accomplishments will range from the team’s records, top players, best performances and academic accomplishments as well as off the field accolades. We are fortunate enough to have performances by the dance and cheer team as part of the itinerary this year as well.
Assumption has a long history of athletic excellence and this event is a great opportunity to show just how important our teams are to the student body. We are excited to bring the spotlight to all of the teams on campus with the hope that the Bleed Blue event will become a homecoming weekend tradition for years to come. For students who show up to the event early, there will be tons of free “swag” to pick up that can be used at the homecoming game. We will be giving away free “Bleed Blue” long sleeve shirts as well as blue foam paws that people can bring to the football game the next day. We hope to see everyone there.

Colin McQuillan, a junior, studies marketing. He is the Vice President for Student Affairs on Student Government Association.

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