The Owens Community College basketball programs are encouraging area residents to help in supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio and their efforts of providing quality mentoring relationships between children and adults by making a donation at one of the upcoming Express’ home games, Feb. 18 and 21. The donations are being raised in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake initiative.
On Wednesday, Feb. 18 Owens women and men will entertain Lakeland Community College (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. games) and Saturday, Feb. 21 will play against Sinclair Community College (1 p.m. and 3 p.m. games). The women’s team will play the first game in each of the doubleheader contests.
Individuals are encouraged to bring their donations to a designated table, which will be located inside the Student Health and Activities Center gymnasium entrance, during the basketball games. All donations will be presented to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio when the two teams bowl as part of Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Sunday, Feb. 22. Owens basketball team members will test their bowling skills at Imperial Lanes in Toledo.
The Express women’s basketball program has amassed a 12-7 overall record and currently is tied for second place in the OCCAC standings. Led by Head Coach Michael Llanas, their conference record is 2-1.
The 2008-09 edition of the men’s basketball program has an overall record of 9-11 and a 2-2 mark (fourth place) in the OCCAC. The Express is led by Head Coach Kevin Skaggs.
For more information about the Big Brothers Big Sisters donation drive, call (567) 661-7973 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7973.