West Chester University’s Student Activities Council is an organization that plans different and exciting events for students to partake in. One of these events took place on Monday, Feb. 24, when the SAC took students on a trip to the 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Sixers were playing host to the Atlanta Hawks, a team that they have struggled mightily against in the past. The team was without star point guard Ben Simmons, who left the previous game with a back injury and is expected to be out for at least two weeks.
After a strong first half in which they led by a score of 59-42, the team struggled in the third quarter, and they saw their lead wiped away by the start of the fourth quarter. The Hawks outscored the home team 40-22 in the third quarter, and went into the fourth quarter with a lead of 92-91.
However, the Sixers would not let up, and they refused to disappoint their home crowd. Heading into the game the team compiled a record of 26 wins and two losses in front of their fans, and they fought tirelessly to send them home happy. Sixers star center Joel Embiid dominated the fourth quarter, scoring 22 points, putting on a show for the fans. He finished the game with a fantastic statline of 49 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. The Hawks simply had no answer for Embiid, or anyone else, in the fourth quarter, and the Sixers ran away with a 129-112 victory.
Tickets were made available for this event on Feb. 10, and were available to students at the box office in Sykes Student Union at the cost of $15. Students and faculty taking part in the trip left for the bus at 5:30 p.m., and upon arrival at the stadium, they sat in Wells Fargo Center’s new Assembly Room. The section is above the 200 level and features a bird’s eye view of all the action. The section includes limited seating for fans and provides for a pleasant viewing experience for all sports fans.
West Chester’s SAC provides students with activities all year long to take part in. Along with opportunities to attend sporting events such as Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games, the organization also has trips planned to Washington, DC, Williamsburg, Virginia, New York City, New York and more. While the Flyers, Sixers and New York City trips have already passed, students still have the opportunity to take part in the DC and Williamsburg trips that are taking place very soon. Every weekend, SAC offers students the chance to catch a movie in Sykes Theater.
These are just some of the events that are offered, and if you are interested in finding out more information on them, look for flyers located in Sykes Student Union. You will be able to find advertisements for these events at the box office on the ground floor as well. Costs for these events vary, but they are all very affordable and provide for great entertainment and memories that you will never forget.
Erick Klambara is a first-year student majoring in media and cultures. EK924666@wcupa.edu