Creating an environment where the Florida Gators basketball team and students of the University of Florida have the opportunity to participate in a GatorWalk for the men’s basketball team. This idea is interesting because extra support from the new and prospective students is important for the support of the team.
The GatorWalk will be successful because it benefits the fans and the basketball players. The fans benefit from the GatorWalk because they get to have some experience interacting with the athletes even though it’s only for a second, and hopefully that will be enough incentive to keep them going and be excited about coming to the basketball games. They get a chance to, in some cases, actually meet and talk to the basketball players as they get off the bus and get ready for the game. For some fans, this is the moment of a lifetime. As a fan of Florida Gator basketball, or any basketball team really, you generally don’t get to have any one on one time with the basketball players, because you are in the stands, and they are on the court. The GatorWalk also benefits the basketball players because it gives them confidence. They will see a bunch of people lined up way before the game, just to see them for a minute or two. That instills a lot of confidence and motivation to make them want to play well.
The interesting part about this GatorWalk is neither the fan nor the basketball players realize how important they are. It’s a non-stopping beneficial interaction that seems to never be acknowledged. Both parties get something out of it that is beneficial to both of them. Also, in the history of Florida Gators basketball, they have never had a GatorWalk for it.
This is important for fans and all supporters of the University of Florida, because it’s important to know the impact an anonymous person can have on another anonymous person. For some people on the basketball team, they may not have a family, and to see that many people lined up to see them play before every game is fulfilling in a lot of different ways. In some regards, it’s a sign of love.
The first place on the tour will be where the future GatorWalk for the Gator basketball team will be. Right in front of their brand new arena. Both new students and prospective students of the University of Florida will line up in two rows and allow the Gator Basketball team to walk in between them two hours before the game begins.
The second place on the tour will be the locker room inside of the Stephen O’Connell Center where the Gator Basketball team will go right after the GatorWalk.
The third place on the tour will be the Gator Basketball’s practice facility where all the work is done. The Gators don’t practice in the Stephen O’Connell Center until the day before the game. This is because the Stephen O’Connell Center is used for much more than just basketball. Final Four and many other accomplishments are hung in the practice facility to fuel the Gator basketball players to bring everything they have every day.
The fourth and final place of the tour is the weight room in the Gators practice facility. This is where the Gators maximize their strength and conditioning. This is very important to the program as it makes the Gators better basketball players.
Overall, The GatorWalk is beneficial for new students to the University of Florida and prospective University of Florida students because they get to meet the athletes, they get the positive feeling of supporting someone and being a part of something bigger than themselves. The GatorWalk is beneficial to the athletes because it instills confidence and motivation, allows them to see the support and makes them very appreciative and grateful for the opportunity to play and be a part of something so special.
I want to tell you all this event now, because basketball season is coming up and they’re coming off one of their best seasons and to see the support grow would be something so special. They’ve been working to get Florida basketball back to where it should and has been, and the support would be worthwhile, and possibly life-changing.