Committee plans Maniac events

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor

The Pitt-Johnstown student-athlete advisory committee plans to host their first official maniac event for the last volleyball home game on Nov. 2 and improve student attendance at athletic events.

Junior Kayla Petrilla said they hope personally informing more students about the upcoming games will increase attendance.

“The two fans who usually dress as fairies at the volleyball games and the Mountain Cat are going to go be handing out flyers and wristbands, letting the students know what time the game starts at,” said Petrilla.

With the new athletic assistant director Amy Buxbaum leading the committee, Petrilla said they are getting a lot accomplished.

“She’s very aggressive with coming up with a lot of ideas. She’s willing to take the time to do what it takes to get things done.”

Junior Paul Weatherly said the committee wants to involve the UPJ community.

“Mainly, we just want to try and get the students involved as much as possible with all the sporting events,” said Weatherly. “We want to make the games a fun experience for them.”