November 27, 2019

Athletics Department to present fourth annual Week of Giving

The UW-Superior Athletics Department has announced its schedule for the fourth annual Week of Giving, which will take place December 8 through 15.

The UW-Superior Athletics Department has announced its schedule for the fourth annual Week of Giving, which will take place December 8 through 15.

Events will take place December 8 through 15

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Athletics Department has announced its schedule for the fourth annual Week of Giving, which will take place December 8 through 15.

“Week of Giving is one of the times on our athletics calendar that everyone in our department looks forward to each year,” said UW-Superior Athletics Director Nicholas Bursik. “Our Student Athlete Advisory Committee has really taken ownership of the entire week, planning the events and always wanting to add new things, and as an administrator it’s exciting for me to watch them want to do more each year to help people in the community.”
 
Monday, December 9, during the noon hour, Yellowjacket student-athletes will be taking time to wrap gifts for families that have placed requests on the UW-Superior Giving Tree.

Tuesday, December 10, Yellowjacket student-athletes will spend the day (10 a.m. through 8 p.m.) ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Super One in Superior’s East End. Last year, Yellowjacket Athletics received an award from the Salvation Army for its dedication to the bell ringing effort.
 
The Caroling for Cans food drive is back for another year as well. Yellowjacket student-athletes will be going door-to-door throughout Superior on Thursday, December 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to collect donations benefiting the St. Vincent de Paul food shelf. Caroling for Cans will begin with a special kickoff at 6 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union - Shippar Family Atrium. The 15-minute event will include remarks from UW-Superior Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president Mathea Brink before all teams head outside to their designated caroling areas in the city.
 
“Every year, when we make the trip to St. Vincent to make our donation, we are met with so much gratitude,” said Bursik. “The people there, both at the food shelf and those that receive the food in the end are thankful for our efforts. It’s our hope the community will once again help us donate hundreds of pounds of food to a great cause.”
 
New this year is the free Yellowjacket Athletics Community Holiday Party. Taking place on Sunday, December 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., Yellowjacket student-athletes will be available at both Siinto S. Wessman Arena and the Marcovich Wellness Center to play games and make holiday crafts. There will also be a Yellowjacket apparel sale to fill any last-minute gift needs.
 
“We wanted to do something this year to bring the community together and give people access to our coaches and student-athletes, and the best idea was to take the model we use each year for 'Jacket Day and apply it to this,” Bursik said. “We are looking forward to having people come to campus and have a fun day with us leading up to the holidays.”
 
During all home games during the Week of Giving, Yellowjacket Athletics will be collecting toys to benefit the Superior Fire Department’s Toys for Tots toy drive. The toys will be donated the week after the event.
 
“We’ve been part of the Toys for Tots effort for a number of years, and it’s gratifying to know that we are doing our part to help the children in Superior and Douglas County,” Bursik said. “It’s an important time if of year, especially for the youth in the community, and we want to help in any way we can.”
 
Week of Giving Schedule of Events

  • Mon., Dec. 9: UW-Superior Giving Tree Gift Wrapping – noon
  • Tues., Dec. 10: Salvation Army Bell Ringing – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wed., Dec. 11: Men’s Basketball vs. The College of St. Scholastica (Pack the House Night) – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wed., Dec. 11: Women’s Basketball vs. The College of St. Scholastica (Pack the House Night) – 7:15 p.m.
  • Thurs., Dec. 12: Caroling for Cans – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri., Dec. 13: Root Beer Floats with residents at New Perspective Senior Living Center – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fri., Dec. 13: Women’s Hockey vs. St. Catherine (Food Pantry Friday) – 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 14: Men’s Basketball vs. Bethany Lutheran (Cause Day) – 3 p.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 14: Women’s Basketball vs. Bethany Lutheran (Cause Day) – 4:45 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 15: Yellowjacket Athletics Community Holiday Party – 2 to 4 p.m.
The UW-Superior Athletics Department has announced its schedule for the fourth annual Week of Giving, which will take place December 8 through 15.

The UW-Superior Athletics Department has announced its schedule for the fourth annual Week of Giving, which will take place December 8 through 15.

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