WXVU VILLANOVA CAMPUS MINUTE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26
Written by Gabriella Raful on September 27, 2022
By: Gabriella Raful
Each year, the St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service brings together about 5,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families to perform service throughout Greater Philadelphia. This annual event builds upon the service performed throughout the year by the Villanova community and serves to put its Augustinian ideals into action. St. Thomas of Villanova was known for his charity to the poor. Each year, the Villanova community celebrates its patron saint and his legacy of Caritas with Day of Service in his name. This year’s Day of Service will take place on Saturday, October 1st, with groups of students performing acts of service all around the Villanova and Philadelphia community.
Basketball season is around the corner, and there’s nothing like the annual Hoops Mania and Blue-White Scrimmage to help fuel that preseason hype. Hoops Mania will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, after the annual Villanova Day of Service. Tickets for Hoops Mania are distributed to current Villanova students through the lottery system. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. This year’s annual pep rally for the men’s and women’s basketball teams will likely feature dance numbers, three-point shooting and dunk contests, plus an intrasquad scrimmage. The night is set to end with a surprise musical guest.