GENESEO – The SUNY Geneseo Athletic Department is once again breaking out the colors at it’s third annual “Red White & Blue Knight” Tuesday, November 18, during half-time at the Geneseo vs. Medaille men’s Basketball game. The recognition ceremony will pay homage to those who have served our country, and who continue to serve, the week of Veterans Day.
This year, however, a camo t-shirts that say “Uniting to Pay Tribute” will be available, proceeds to go to the local VFW. There will also be “then and now” photos from local vets, as well as thank you messages for the troops. Photos and messages from troops all around are welcome.
“When we started, it was just to honor local vets,” said Sharon West, Head Athletic Trainer at SUNY Geneseo.” Last year our numbers doubled, and we were very happy. We hope to increase the number of veterans that attend.”
West says she hopes not only to draw in more veterans from across the Genesee Valley, but vets from the student body as well.
“We’re just looking to increase awareness,” West added. “And to send a thank you.”
All are welcome to the match and ceremony. The match will start at 7 p.m Tuesday, November 18 in Schrader Gymnasium.
If you have questions, or would like to submit photos, messages, or acknowledgments, please contact Sharron West at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 585-245,5341.
Photo Caption: Photo from Sharon West.