University of Maryland Water Polo to Host "Save our Sports" Comedy Event & Fundraiser on March 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland's Water Polo Team, will host the "Save Our Sports" Live Comedy Event and Fundraiser, which is designed to raise community awareness and funds to save university sports programs scheduled to be eliminated this year.
On November 22, 2011, University of Maryland President, Wallace D. Loh, announced that the university will cut eight of the university sports programs by June 30, 2012. The student outcry to the announcement has been tremendous. Popular Twitter and Facebook campaigns have been organized against the cancellation of these sports programs. These efforts have been led by student athletes, specifically the UMD Water Polo Team, whose athletic program (including student scholarships) is among those threatened.
In a recent interview, Water Polo Coach Carl Salyer said, "Our commitment to the program is unwavering. We are determined to alter the course that has been set for us by the University, but we cannot do it alone. With you help, we can save the program."
On the evening of March 1, 2012, the UMD Water Polo team, in association with Against Tha Grain Entertainment, will host "Save Our Sports," starring funny man, Nema Williams of Comedy Central's Comic Groove and HBO's Bad Boys of Comedy. Also slated to performing is Alex Scott, a rising star of standup, whose credits include HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Comic View, and The Kevin Nealon Show.
The events will be held at the University of Maryland Comcast Center Pavilion, on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for all students with valid student ID and $20 for general admission and can be purchased at http://www.umterps.com.