Have you ever been to a Redeemer Royals varsity home game? If not, than you haven’t sang “Oh when the reds” at the top of your lungs. You haven’t stood up and slow-clapped at match point. You haven’t seen the “Whatever You Do…” text (taken from Colossians 3:23) on the back of warm-up shirts. You haven’t walked into the gym and had to lean against the wall or sit on the floor in front of the bleachers in order to have a spot to watch the game.
Redeemer has long been known for its incredible and close-knit community when it comes to supporting student-athletes as they compete. The sense of family and unity between those competing on the court or the field and those sitting (or usually standing) in the stands is palpable and has been the benchmark across the Ontario college sports scene.
This fall, Redeemer is putting this strong community to the test. Redeemer’s Department of Athletics and Recreation will attempt to fill the stands with over 10,000 supporters over the course of the 2017-2018 varsity season.
The campaign, called 10,000 Strong, is tracking the number of people who come out to watch a Redeemer Royals home game in an attempt to set an OCAA record for fan attendance. The campaign encourages fan attendance and shares the experience of a Royals home game with new students, alumni and community members. Throughout the campaign, we will also be displaying the extraordinary community that surrounds Redeemer and the incredible student experience that is home to this institution.
When you arrive at a game, you will receive a 10,000 Strong ticket that will let you know just where we are in our tally. There will also be golden tickets when the count hits milestone numbers.
If you have never been to a Royals home game or it’s just been a while since we have seen you at one, be a part of history during the 2017-2018 season and come out to support the Redeemer family.
For the 2017-2018 varsity season, Redeemer alumni receive free admittance to all regular season home games. To receive your all-access alumni pass, complete the online form.
The full Royals schedule can be found online at RedeemerRoyals.ca. You can also track along with our progress by following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Redeemer will draw the final tally after the last basketball game on February 21, 2018.