Park University Athletics to Aid Puerto Rico at All Home Events Through Nov. 16

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Pirate LogoPuerto Rico is in need, and the Park University Department of Athletics is stepping up. For all Park home athletics events through Thursday, Nov. 16, admission will be by making a donation for Puerto Rico relief efforts.


For all Puerto Rican relief events, no free passes (including Park IDs) will be accepted for admission. Cash donations will also be accepted, and Park Athletics will work with the PRSGKC to purchase additional relief items. The events designated for Puerto Rico relief:
          •  Thursday, Oct. 26 — Women’s Volleyball vs. Missouri Baptist University, 6 p.m., Breckon Sports Center
          •  Friday, Oct. 27 — Women’s Volleyball vs. Harris-Stowe State University, 7 p.m., Breckon Sports Center
          •  Saturday, Oct. 28 — Women’s Soccer / Men’s Soccer vs. Freed-Hardeman University, Noon / 2 p.m., Julian Field
          •  Friday, Nov. 3 — Women’s Soccer American Midwest Conference Tournament Quarterfinals vs. TBA, 1 p.m., Julian Field
          •  Tuesday, Nov. 7 — Women’s Volleyball American Midwest Conference Tournament Quarterfinals vs. TBA, 7 p.m., Breckon Sports Center
          •  Friday, Nov. 10 — Women’s Volleyball American Midwest Conference Tournament Semifinals, 4 p.m./6:30 p.m., Breckon Sports Center
          •  Saturday, Nov. 11 — Women’s Volleyball American Midwest Conference Tournament Championship, 1 p.m., Breckon Sports Center
          •  Thursday, Nov. 16 — Women’s Basketball / Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri Baptist University, 5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m., Breckon Sports Center

All donated items will be delivered to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City and sent to Puerto Rico via Heart to Heart International. The Puerto Rican Society of Greater Kansas City will help Park Athletics coordinate the efforts.

According to the PRSGKC, the items most needed include:
          •  Hygiene items
          •  Baby items (diapers, formula, wipes)
          •  Water filters
          •  Tarps
          •  Over-the-counter medicine
          •  Mosquito repellant
          •  Batteries
          •  Extension cords
          •  Battery operated lights
          •  Canned food
          •  Non-perishable food

Additional items, according to the Puerto Rican government, are:
          •  Batteries (especially C and D)
          •  Portable water purification
          •  Solar lanterns/lightsticks
          •  Solar cell phone chargers
          •  Battery/solar powered radios
          •  Disinfecting wipes
          •  Tampons, pads and liners
          •  Toothbrushes and toothpaste
          •  Floss and mouthwash
          •  Deodorant
          •  Shampoo and conditioner
          •  Baby wipes
          •  Garbage bags
          •  Dry and canned pet food
          •  Canned beans
          •  Canned vegetables
          •  Bottled water
          •  Adult and baby wipes
          •  Canned baby formula and baby food

For questions or for more information, contact Steve Wilson, associate athletic director for media relations and compliance, at swilson@park.edu / (816) 584-6490.