‘Yell(ow) It Out’ Turns Hoops Doubleheader Into Life-Affirming Event

The past week’s “Yell(ow) It Out” basketball games against Wells College gave the Penn College community an opportunity to watch its NCAA Division III Wildcats in action while engaging in discussion of suicide prevention. Faculty/staff and students at Wednesday’s doubleheader sported yellow ribbons purchased in observance of hope and awareness, with proceeds benefiting the Lycoming County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call Counseling Services at 570-327-4765 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

– Photos by James J. “J.J.” Boettcher, student photographer

A midcourt gathering honors lost lives while espousing hope and well-being.

A midcourt gathering honors lost lives while espousing hope and well-being.

A young fan mingles with the mascot.

A young fan mingles with the mascot.

Community Peer Educator Nina L. Walk staffs an information table near the gym entrance.

Shooting guard Spencer W. Bartron, the game's high scorer with 20 points, defends against Wells College's' Anthony Nesci.

Shooting guard Spencer W. Bartron, the game’s high scorer with 20 points, defends against Wells College’s’ Anthony Nesci.

A performance by the Wildcat Dance Team

A performance by the Wildcat Dance Team

During interstitial competition, Wildcat student-athlete Sophie M. Coldsmith shows that volleyball isn't her only skill.

During interstitial competition, Wildcat student-athlete Sophie M. Coldsmith shows that volleyball isn’t her only skill.

A cheering section boisterously honors its assignment!

A cheering section boisterously honors its assignment!

 

 

 

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