Bearcats Discuss Martin Luther King Jr., Community Service, Feed the Dream

Willamette Basketball Coaches and Players Participate in Video Forum

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University basketball players and coaches participated in a video forum about Martin Luther King Jr., community service projects, and the Feed the Dream food drive on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Sparks Center.

Contributing to the discussion were Head Coach Peg Swadener and athletes Rebecca Josephson (Sr., G, Fair Oaks, CA/Del Camp HS) and Jojo DeLong (Jr., PG, Santa Clarita, CA/Canyon HS) from the women's team, as well as Head Coach Kip Ioane and players Joseph Jackson (Jr., Wing, Hillsboro, OR/Hillsboro HS) and Avery Manu (Sr., Wing, Pocatello, IH/Highland HS) from the men's team.

The coaches and athletes talked about three primary topics: the impact of Martin Luther King Jr. on the development of diversity and social justice in the United States, community service projects involving the Willamette basketball teams, and the Feed the Dream food drive which will culminate at the Bearcat basketball games later this week.

Fans who donate at least two canned food items to Feed the Dream -- the MLK Food Drive -- will receive FREE admission to the basketball doubleheader at Cone Field House on Friday, Jan. 24.

Willamette will be playing George Fox University. Game time for the women's game is set for 6 p.m. (PST), with the men's game slated to start at 8 p.m.

Items donated to Feed the Dream will be given to the Marion/Polk County Food Share to assist families and individuals in the Salem area.

VIDEO FORUM

Willamette Basketball
Coaches and Players Discuss:

* Martin Luther King Jr.
* Community Service
* Feed the Dream Food Drive

Fans will receive free admission to the Willamette vs. George Fox basketball doubleheader if they donate two canned food items to the Feed the Dream food drive.

Fans will receive free admission to the Willamette vs. George Fox basketball doubleheader if they donate two canned food items to the Feed the Dream food drive.