Banquet to celebrate SPMA department

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Brock’s Sport Management (SPMA) Council will be hosting their inaugural end of year banquet on March 22 at Isaac’s Bar and Grill. It will be a formal attire event open to all students and faculty from the Sport Management department.

“Students don’t always have the opportunity to connect between years and outside the classroom atmosphere. The banquet will allow for these interactions to occur and for students and staff to socialize in a fun setting,” said SPMA Council President David Stark.

The SPMA council is a student run club that runs activities for students and staff at Brock University, generally focused on topics of sports and sport management. The council aims to: “Establish a sustainable culture in the sport management program for students and faculty to carry out for generations to come by creating events in relation to our programs philosophy and having sport management in sync with faculty, students and the community.”

They have hosted trivia nights, conferences and other events on campus in the past but this will be an event of a more formal celebratory nature.

The proceeds from the event will go toward establishing perpetual trophies as well as to provide students with the opportunity to attend these events for years to come.

“It’s important for students and staff to come [out] to support the department and showcase all of the positive initiatives and events that have been put in place this year with the Sport Management Council and department,” said Stark.

Proceeds will also go towards supporting the Brendan Ford Run for Success.

Ford was a 20 year-old student at York University who suddenly and tragically passed away in 2006 due to cardiac arrest. The annual event raises money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and funding the Brendan Ford Foundation for post secondary scholarships. A portion of the proceeds from the banquet will go towards funding the run which will take place on April 7.

The doors for the banquet open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be opportunity for members of the department to network with one another.

“[It’s an] opportunity for students and staff to come together and to celebrate the successes of the department,” said Stark.

There will be an after party at Gord’s Place immediately following the event.

“All students and staff in the sport management department are welcome to attend and we hope to see students of all ages taking part,” said Stark.

Tickets are being sold for $35 and can be purchased via e-transfer from brock.spmacouncil@gmail.com. The price of the ticket will include a buffet style dinner evening will also include a cash bar, program awards and a silent auction.

 

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