UMD men’s basketball group 100% signed up to vote as stadium becomes early ballot center
WASHINGTON (ABC7)– The University of Maryland’s XFINITY Center has actually been chosen as a sophisticated ballot center for the upcoming 2020 Presidential General Election. It will serve as among 11 early ballot locations in Prince George’s County from Oct. 26 through election day on Nov. 3.
” This might be the most considerable competitors ever to play out in our arena,” stated University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines in a Wednesday press release. “Making it more hassle-free for voters and increasing turnout adds to the cornerstone of our democracy. I’m very proud that our student-athletes took the lead in making this happen.”
The arena is generally house to the Maryland males’s and females’s basketball teams.
Now, head coach Coach Mark Turgeon tells ABC7’s Scott Abraham that the trainee athletes of the Maryland males’s basketball team are 100 percent signed up to vote, too.
” It was all player driven,” he said.
” When all the George Floyd death happened, we began satisfying and talking and doing things. It was truly the gamers and the want to inform themselves,” Turgeon said. “We’ve been one hundred percent for 8 weeks to be truthful with you. Our players are really driven on it. It was essential to us, the something that we are going to do also is that we are going to inform them.”