By Blake Stewart
The Trevecca men’s basketball team tonight will host the Belmont Bruins in the Trojan Field House for the first time in 21 years.
The two teams will play tonight as a way to raise money for hurricane relief.
Over the last few months, disaster has hit regions across the U.S. and its territories leaving thousands without food and shelter.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) proposed an idea to support affected areas.
The NCAA granted a waiver that allows schools to play a third exhibition game to raise money for disaster relief.
All proceeds from the game will go to hurricane relief through the Salvation Army office on Trevecca’s campus located in Mark’s Guest House.
“This is a win for everybody involved,” Athletic Director Mark Elliott said. “It’s a win for Trevecca to play against Belmont, and for Belmont because they wanted another practice before they play their first game. It’s good for the fans, the hurricane relief efforts and the Salvation Army for us to partner with us to do it.”
Trevecca and the Salvation Army have a more than 15-year relationship that provides Salvation Army officers and employees educational opportunities that equip them to better serve the mission of the Salvation Army. Students benefit from volunteer opportunities for various Nashville-area Salvation Army service opportunities.
Admission is free, but Trevecca suggests a $10 donation per adult and $5 per student that will be collected by representatives of the Salvation Army at the game. This game is not included in season ticket holder packages or student season tickets.
Trevecca PR group, Redeemed will perform the Star-Spangled Banner before the game.
To make a donation to the Salvation Army:· http://helpsalvationarmy.org ([http://helpsalvationarmy.org)]http://helpsalvationarmy.org)· Donate by Mail:The Salvation ArmyPO Box 1959Atlanta, GA 30301Please designate Hurricane 2017 on all checks.· Donate via PHONEL: Call 1-800-SALARMY(!-800-725-2769) to make a donation by phone· Text STORM to 51555 to receive a donation link for easy mobile giving