FRANKLIN, Ind. – On Saturday, Jan. 13, the Spurlock Center will play host to a pair of pivotal conference basketball games, as well as one organization aiming to support the less fortunate.
Members of the Indiana Pacers Turners Block fan section will be in attendance all afternoon, accepting donation for Myles Turner's W.A.R.M. initiative. W.A.R.M. stands for We All Really Matter, and was started by Pacers center Myles Turner and his mother while he was growing up in Texas. Participants in the W.A.R.M. initiative keep a "WARM pack" in their car to give to the homeless and less fortunate during the winter months.
Fans will be able to get into either the men's or women's game that afternoon for free by simply donating to the initiative. Donations can include, but are not limited to: bottled water, juice packs, peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, granola, Pop-Tarts, fruit cups, nuts, hand warmers, cough drops, wipes, Kleenex, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, ChapStick, gloves, thermal blankets, socks, asprin and cereal bars.
The Franklin men's and women's basketball teams host Earlham College in a double-header on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off for the men's game is set for 2:00 p.m. while the women's game will get underway at 4:00 p.m.