Fans were able to enjoy food and a variety of sporting events during the fifth annual Community Sports Day Saturday afternoon.
“Community Sports Day is a way for the college to get more fans to the sports games and show some pride for our teams,” said Dennis Kennedy, director of communications and marketing.
The triple-header started off with the women’s basketball team playing the Schenectady County Community College Royals. After the women’s game, the men’s basketball team faced SCCC as well, and ice hockey had a game against Broome Community College. The Vikings cheerleaders and mascots were energetic supporters for the matches.
Community members and students alike were invited to cheer on Hudson Valley athletics, enjoy free subs, wraps, chips and drinks at lunchtime, and participate in giveaways. During the halftimes at both the men’s and women’s basketball games, fans had the chance to win $250 to spend at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore by making a half-court shot. Contestants came close, but no one ended up taking home the prize.
The athletic department partnered with the Student Senate to sponsor the event.
Kennedy believes that the event is a great way to get the college’s name out in the community. “It raises awareness about our programs and gets people in the community out to see the games at the college.”