During the game, there was over $300 donated to the family of Amber Neely, a redshirt-junior women’s basketball player for the Bulldogs. Amber’s mom is battling colon cancer and before the game she said, “My mom has been unable to attend any of my games this season due to her situation.”
Amber went on to say that before every game she calls her mom, who tells her to play hard for her no matter what. Before the “BlueOut” contest, she found out that her mom would be able to attend the game and said, “This will be her first time seeing me play this season, so I am very excited. I know this will be a very emotional day for me, but I made a promise to her that I will continue to give 110% on the court.”
The Bulldogs went on to defeat the #21 ranked Anderson University, who was number one in the South Atlantic Conference. Throughout the day, Bulldog fans were encouraged to show off their best sneakers, take a photo with our Kiel Colon Cancer Instagram frame and also to post them throughout the month of March, Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Students, parents and even Wingate President, Rhett Brown got involved with the photo fun and helped make the day truly special. Be sure to check out all of the photos here and post your own photos in our #BlueKnots throughout the month of March.