Gee-Gees Give Back to the Community

September 20, 2007

Ottawa, ON

Gee-Gees Give Back to the Community

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Softball team is following through on its goal of being role models in the community this weekend with a pair of activities designed to repay the local community who has shown tremendous support for the team over its 6 year history.

On Friday September 21 the team has dedicated their game against Carleton University to Canadian Troops currently fighting in Afghanistan as well as at home. 70 Canadians have died in Afghanistan and this game marks the second time the two teams have worked together to make this tribute. Both teams will be wearing special red uniforms to support the initiative started in Petawawa by two wives of soldiers fighting overseas. The Gee-Gees are making a trip to the Canadian War Museum tonight to learn about the history of the war, and how Canada has worked to support Afghanistan.

The game will take place at 7:30 at the Kars RA Center in the south-end of Ottawa. Directions are available on our website. All fans are encouraged to wear red.
On Saturday the team will continue to give back by running a clinic for minor softball players in the Ottawa area. The clinic will take place from 9:00-11:30 on Saturday morning at Pierre Rocque Park in Orleans. The Gee-Gees are piggybacking on the success of the very popular “Bridge to the Future” clinics run by the ISC at their World Tournaments. All athletes are welcome.

The team gets back to business at 2:00 and 4:00 PM as they take on the Laurier Golden Hawks who jumped to a 3-2 start last weekend.

Scott Searle