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Spirit Day Returns as Vikings Gear up for 2010-11

Spirit Day, the final event of Welcome Week, will take place Friday, Sept. 10 at the Kingston Campus with events starting at 3 p.m. With tons of free prizes and giveaways, St. Lawrence College Athletics encourages you to show true Vikings spirit by wearing red and black, as the 2010-11 Vikings Varsity Athletics season is set into motion.
All students, staff, faculty and the community are invited to the Rugby Field at 3 p.m., for a match featuring the Vikings men’s rugby team, led by St. Lawrence College Tri-Campus Athletic Director/Men’s Rugby Head Coach Brad Greenwood . The Vikings play host to a team from Queen’s University, a member of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference.
Queen’s has a very rich rugby tradition and is consistently one of the top teams in the OUA, Greenwood commented. It will be a challenge for our squad, but one I’m sure we will be up to. Last year Spirit Day was a phenomenal success and we are hoping to build upon that and make it even better this year.
Spirit Day is back for its second year after attracting over 900 spectators to the inaugural event in 2009. The 2010-11 Vikings season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 18, with men’s rugby, men’s and women’s Cross Country and men’s and women’s soccer all slated for competition.
Prior to the rugby match, the School of Business will announce the winners of its three-day competition at 2 p.m. The winners will participate in a secret event partnering with McCoy Bus Services, who have donated one of its buses for the festivities. All incoming business students were challenged to raise approximately $50 each, for a total of $5,000 during the three days by using the power of a small ask, inspired by a concept used throughout the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign in the United States. 
The goal of the event is to provide students with the opportunity to develop business skills in a social setting, while raising the awareness of the community to the need of third world entrepreneurs.  Associate Dean of the School of Business John Conrad explained.
A small ask is where each person taps into their personal networks to obtain a goal amount. All funds generated will go to KIVA, a non-profit organization, in line with the School of Business goal to help educate and empower individuals to be business proficient and successful.
Spirit Day 2010
Where: SLC-Kingston, Rugby Field
When: 3 p.m.
What to wear: RED and BLACK
About KIVA: KIVA's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending. KIVA is not for profit organization which gives micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. KIVA gives micro-loans to entrepreneurs who are motivated and who have solid business plans. It allows them to start or expand their business so that they can create change in their lives. This opportunity would not otherwise be available to them without KIVA.

For more information, please contact:
Brad Greenwood, Tri-Campus Athletic Director
St. Lawrence College
613-544-5400 ext. 1927