Shaler Area and North Allegheny girls basketball teams take public stand against racism
Game Postponed: Make up TBD Shaler Area’s varsity girls basketball program is teaming up with North Allegheny’s varsity student-athletes to show a united front against racism during their February 4 game.
Before the Titans and Tigers face off at Shaler Area High School for Thursday’s 7:30 p.m. game, the teams will warm up in T-shirts displaying a unified anti-racism message. The initiative is supported by Shaler Area School District’s Response to Racism committee.
Shaler Area Coach Cornelious Nesbit, who is part of the committee, said the purpose of the game is “education, awareness, and action.”
This season, the Shaler Area Titans have been focused on how the team can use their platform to become leaders in the community to understand and respond to racism.
During this week’s game, former Titans girls basketball standout Meg Lydon (Class of 2018) will return to her alma mater to address the student-athletes and those in attendance about how athletics brings people from all different backgrounds together and about her personal response to racism.
Additionally, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has created a music playlist for intermission at halftime of the varsity game.
The Shaler Area girls basketball game vs. North Allegheny will take place on Thursday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Shaler Area High School gym. In-person attendance at the game is limited due to capacity restrictions. Attendees must have a ticket prior to the game. To view the game online, follow Shaler Area on NFHS Network: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/shaler-area-high-school-glenshaw-pa/gamdb5f8c3f62