Episode 5: The Belfast Classic

Posted By: EllenGraham
Posted On: December 2nd, 2018
Attending: Waterford Institute of Technology

One of the biggest events of the year for us as Victory Scholars, the Belfast Classic was a fantastic three-day blur of activity. As the Fan Zone Administrator, my primary responsibilities were to make sure our outstanding volunteers were taken care of and to make sure the Fan Zone ran smoothly. We had multiple stations and games set up just outside the SSE Arena to entertain our larger groups before games. By far our most popular station with the kids was the mini basketball court. Justus and Garrett had their hands full rebounding for hundreds of kids!

Once we finished with the Fan Zone, everyone made their way to the Arena to help out where we could. Whether that was walking through the stands conducting surveys or helping clean the benches after games, everyone contributed wherever and whenever they could. It wasn’t all work and no play for us though. When we weren’t working, we all got to watch some great Division I basketball. Courtside no less! The eight teams that came abroad to bring quality basketball to Ireland were so much fun to watch. I know our Wildcat mini-ballers thought so!

Not only did we have a blast working the Classic and getting to hang out with each other, but we also gained valuable work experience. Just being a part of this event will undoubtedly aid me in my future career!

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