April 15, 2011
University of Maine at Fort Kent men’s basketball players Jan Brylowski (freshman; Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and Pablo Llamas (sophomore; Leon, Spain) participated in a game of basketball at Northern Maine Medical Center’s Forest Hill Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center on Wednesday, April 13. In a joint effort between UMFK Head Coach, Eric Werntgen, and Forest Hill Activity Director, Linda Bergeron, the players split up and played a game of modified basketball on a hoop roughly four feet high to accommodate the residents in wheelchairs. Llamas’ green team won the contest on a double overtime game winner by one of the Forest Hill residents. The event marked the fourth time NMMC and UMFK have held the event. The activity is part of UMFK Athletics Champions of Character program, which promotes five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.