St. Paul’s enters into unique partnership with Athletics

Monday, February 13, 2017

St. Paul’s University College has launched a Booster Club for the women’s basketball team, as well as the St. Paul’s Women’s Basketball Excellence Awards, which will provide financial awards for members of this varsity team. The idea is for St. Paul’s to do its part in supporting UWaterloo varsity athletics by focusing its attention on one specific team.

“Our strong community feel is one of the elements that makes us who we are,” said Steve Prentice, Residence Life Manager at St. Paul’s. “At St. Paul’s, students are heavily involved with all aspects of the Waterloo community and the Booster Club will continue that strong tradition while encouraging students to engage with healthy and active lifestyles.” The initiative will include Warrior community dinners and other special activities, and will start with next year’s basketball season.

“Varsity programs have great potential for community building,” said Rick Myers, Principal of St. Paul’s. “St. Paul’s wanted to support a women’s program as part of its HeForShe commitment, and basketball is such a popular spectator sport.”

The initiative was officially launched on Saturday, February 11 during halftime of the women's game as Rick and Director of Athletics and Recreation Roly Webster spoke to the large Fantastic Alumni Day crowd about the partnership.

"This is another example of the strong partnerships with our colleges, and we are grateful for St. Paul's support," said Roly.

Women's basketball team and supporters

Photo courtesy of Athletics and Recreation