The UPEI Panthers are busy this weekend—at community events across PEI, at the 2013 Canada Summer Games, and one, Suzanne Nicholson, even swimming across the Northumberland Strait, raising money for the UPEI Swimming team.
Pride the Panther was spotted at the Gold Cup Parade in Charlottetown on Friday accompanying the Ocean/Hot 105.5 parade float. Members of the UPEI Men’s Hockey team will also join Pride in eastern PEI on Saturday when they make an appearance at the 2013 Kraft Celebration Tour in Morell as TSN gets set to broadcast Sportscentre live from the banks of the Morell River. During the broadcast, it is expected that former UPEI Men’s Basketball coach George Morrison, from the Morrell area, will be profiled.
In Sherbrooke, Quebec, the 2013 Canada Summer Games will wrap up on Saturday. Nineteen UPEI Panthers either competed with or coached Team PEI at the two-week, multi-sport event. The team will be arriving home at the Charlottetown airport midday Sunday.
Suzanne Nicholson, a fifth-year UPEI student-athlete will embark on her “Suzanne conquers the Strait” fundraiser on Sunday, August 18, selected as the best day for tides, wind, and weather. This year marks Nicholson’s last on the team and she hopes her fundraiser will motivate her teammates and the UPEI community—she hopes to raise $10,000 for the UPEI swim team. She expects to leave New Brunswick at 7:45 am and arrive in Borden around noon. Donations can be made by calling Panther Central at 902-566-0368 or by visiting Suzanne’s Facebook page called Suzanne conquers the Strait.
Go Panthers go!