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Maryville announces new athletics website; basketball hosts “Think Pink” game

on February 7, 2012 by Janet Edwards

Maryville University and its department of athletics have launched a new, official athletics website — maryvillesaints.com. Maryville partnered with SIDEARM Sports Inc. to create the latest exciting news and features for Saints Athletics.
Maryville University President Mark Lombardi said the new site promotes the University’s brand and reflects its growth and commitment to fans and alumni.  “Our site showcases Maryville’s outstanding student-athletes and provides our students, alumni, and fans with a first-rate online experience.  Videos, access to live broadcasts and team updates will keep the entire Saints community connected and informed.”

Maryville’s Director of Athletics Marcus Manning said the University chose SIDEARM Sports to develop the site based on the company’s track record. “We wanted to elevate the quality of our website, so it was important for us to partner with a web designer that we considered a game-changer, and we found that in SIDEARM Sports.” Manning said. “In today’s digital age, the importance of having a dynamic website that communicates the University’s brand is essential.”

The new website, maryvillesaints.com, adds features to bring supporters the latest news and developments in athletics. Visitors will have access to official “Saints Stories,” videos and stats, and they will be able to always stay connected via social media.  An online shop for Maryville Saints gear rounds out the offerings. The site launched Feb. 8.

Basketball team holds “Think Pink” breast cancer awareness game on Feb. 16

The Maryville University Women’s Basketball Program would like to invite you to be a part of a new tradition. Starting this year, the team has been creating a Wall of Hope to be displayed during “Think Pink” events. The team is selling personalized tiles to show support in honor or memory of someone who has battled breast cancer.

Each tile, purchased for $25, will be created by a women’s basketball player and will be put together to create the Wall of Hope. The Wall of Hope will be front and center as we play our “Think Pink” game at 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 16, against The University of Illinois – Springfield in the Simon Center. This fundraiser has special meaning since proceeds will help a member of the Maryville family, Ronnie Gaubatz, manager of the Interactive Media Group.

Ronnie first learned she had breast cancer in February 2009. After enduring two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Ronnie learned in January 2011 that Stage IV cancer had metastasized in her lungs. Ronnie continues to fight a courageous battle with the disease, undergoing weekly chemotherapy while still working full-time and along with her husband, Doug, raising three wonderful daughters. Her wish is to ensure that her family can remain in their home for as long as they choose. If you would like to participate in this effort, please contact Jacob Yorg at jyorg@maryville.edu .

 

 

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