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Nov. 6, 2017

Dear Friends,

As you know, the Winthrop Coliseum is located one-mile from our main campus. On November 10th, I invite you to embrace this one-mile distance by supporting The Extra Mile, a student led initiative to further a sense of community across campus.

For The Extra Mile event, students will participate in a one-mile walk from campus to the coliseum prior to our first home men’s basketball game. You, too, are an important piece of The Extra Mile.

I invite you to participate in one of the following ways:

1. On Friday, November 10, join me, members of the Board of Trustees, and your colleagues as we lead the students on the one mile walk to the Coliseum. We’ll gather in the Withers parking lot at 5:00 p.m. and begin the walk at 5:30 p.m.;
2. Meet at the Winthrop Coliseum at 5:45 p.m. and welcome students to The Extra Mile tailgate (located in the grassy area adjacent to the Winthrop tennis courts) as they finish their walk;
3. Setup a tent and tailgate with the Winthrop community prior to the basketball game;
4. Share the event on social media or promote the initiative in class;
5. Attend the first home Men’s basketball game on Friday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.;
6. Attend the first home Women’s basketball game on Sunday, November 12th at 2:00 p.m.

(Tickets and parking are free for faculty and staff—and their immediate family members—with Winthrop IDs and parking stickers)

We believe this initiative will build community, further students’ sense of belonging, and positively impact student connections to both the Winthrop and Rock Hill community. Please join me as we all go The Extra Mile to make our student’s Winthrop experience the best possible.

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