Doane College Basketball to Honor Local TeamMates Chapter
January is National Mentoring Month and Doane College is honoring the local Crete TeamMates chapter with free admission for all Crete TeamMate mentors and mentees to the Doane basketball games on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Fuhrer Field House.
The women's game tips off at 4 p.m., while the men's game begins at 6 p.m. Both teams will host Briar Cliff.
Doane College has been a strong supporter of the TeamMates program, providing mentors to students in the 6th-12th grades. Crete TeamMates currently has 10 active mentors who are employees of Doane College.
Tracee Fairbanks, Doane College's head women's basketball coach, has been a mentor for eight years. Ian Brown, Doane's head men's basketball coach, has mentored for five years.
TeamMates is a one-on-one school based mentoring program started by Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne. Crete has been a TeamMates community for 10 years and currently has 63 mentor/mentee pairs.