The UVic EcoCAR 2 team recently partnered with Vikes basketball to help host their game against the University of Lethbridge. The goal of the event was to increase awareness for UVic EcoCAR and raise money for the David Suzuki Foundation. The team did this by running a 50-50 raffle where all proceeds went towards the foundation.
The team was also incorporated into the game itself. UVic EcoCAR ran a halftime show where two people in the crowd were selected to play a giant game of basketball-style Xs-and-Os. Best of all, the team got to operate the T-shirt gun with Thunder, the Vikes mascot, firing UVic EcoCAR shirts into the crowd!
Overall the event was a total success as the team raised a considerable amount of money for The David Suzuki Foundation and met a whole new audience from the community.