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Wildcats Hit The Field To Support PRIDE

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PRIDE Gameday is quickly approaching and Williston’s athletes, coaches, and community members are ready to hit the fields and courts for the cause.

On Saturday April 13, Williston athletes, coaches, and faculty members will join together with their sports teams or specified groups and show support for the LGBTQ+ community. Although a majority of games on Saturday are away, students will wear rainbow color socks, rainbow decals, ribbons, and other gear to show support no matter how far from campus they are going.

New to Williston this year, PRIDE Week is from April 8 -14. The week includes different activities every day. On April 9, Williston offered a video meeting with Al Gerhardstein, a civil rights attorney known for his contribution to marriage equality for same-sex couples. There is was also a special CID on April 11. A highlight of the week is the National Day of Silence on Friday April 12.

Both Ethan Dursht and Ken Wang, Boys Varsity Tennis captains, are very happy they will be a leaders for the team on the first ever school-wide PRIDE Gameday.

The concept behind sexuality, according to Ethan, ” is that everyone should be accepted for who they are. It is important to spread love and diversity within the community and I know the tennis team is very excited to support our fellow peers,” he added.

Boys Varsity Baseball co-captains Aidan Burke and Nick Barber are excited about their roles in PRIDE Gameday this weekend. Burke said, “I think it’s a really good opportunity to show support for not only our community but other communities around Williston.”

Home games on Saturday are Girls Varsity Tennis facing Cushing Academy at 3:00 p.m., Boys Varsity Tennis facing Millbrook at 3:30 pm, and Boys Varsity Lacrosse facing Millbrook school at 4:00 p.m. on Sawyer field.

Away games include Boys JV Baseball at Deerfield, Boys JV Tennis at Loomis, Boys Varsity Baseball at Canterbury, both JV and Varsity Girls Lacrosse teams at Berkshire, Girls Water polo at Deerfield, the Track and Field teams at Berkshire, Boys Varsity Golf at Loomis, Girls Varsity Golf at Taft, and Boys Ultimate at Berkshire.

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