Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women's basketball program is excited to announce that it will be hosting its first-ever Pride Game on Saturday, January 25. The team will be partnering with the College's Queer Resource Center to help put on the event, with the Bantams hosting Connecticut College at 3 p.m.
I think that this is a great first Pride Game to hold on Trinity's campus," said Carrie Robinson, Director of LGBTQ+ Life at Trinity. "I think it sends a message that we are all working together to create an inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff."
"We're excited to be hosting our first-ever Pride Game, and are looking forward to using athletics as a platform to promote diversity and inclusion," said fourth-year Head Coach Emily Garner.
The team will be wearing custom warm-up jerseys; the front with the saying "Be an Ally" with a variety of rainbow-colored Bantam logos, and the back incorporating the Trinity 'T' in rainbow coloring, inside the saying "One Team."
The Queer Resource Center and women's basketball program will be selling T-Shirts to help support True Colors, Inc., a sexual minority youth and family service in Hartford. T-Shirts will be sold for $10, with all of the proceeds to benefit True Colors.
"Donating the money to a cause like True Colors further connects the mission and objective of the game to the Hartford community," said Robinson. "True Colors does amazing work for the LGBTQ+ youth in Hartford and it was important to both the Women's Basketball team and the QRC that we work with them to continue the impactful work they are doing in the community we are a part of.""
Trinity and Connecticut College squared off in a non-league contest back on December 5, with the Camels hosting a Pride Night of its own. Seeing other teams get involved sparked an already prominent interest on campus, where Robinson and Garner took action in holding Saturday's event.
"Working with the women's basketball team has been amazing," said Robinson. "I think that this is one of many initiatives we are going to do together."