After the Buccs epic one point win last weekend the City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, today declared next Friday (August 22) as “Dress as a Buccaneer Day” and wants to see the whole City get behind the Buccs with their big game in the semi-finals against Lakeside Lightning this weekend in Perth.
Mayor Carpenter said he wants to see shops decorate their windows, people dressings up as Buccaneers and the team’s colours of blue and yellow light up the town.
“We would like to see Geraldton come alive in a sea of yellow and blue to give the team the community support they need to keep winning,” he said.
“The whole of Geraldton has a great opportunity to help our basketball team go through to the next round.”
Buccaneers General Manager, Andrew Horstman, said the support from the community helped the Buccaneers get over the line last weekend.
“The support was just incredible, there was a sea of yellow and blue and a great energy to help our players secure the Quarter Finals,” he said.
City Chief Executive Officer, Ken Diehm, said big prizes are up for grabs thanks to generous support of the Buccaneers sponsors.
“We have a prize of $500 for best dressed BUCC and $750 for best dressed business,” he said.
“Send in your photos to the Buccaneers Facebook page where the Mayor and a panel of judges will select the winners and will be announced Friday August 29.
“Let’s see the whole of Geraldton get behind the Buccs on the road to victory,” said Mr Diehm.
For more information or to send a photo of your costume or shop front email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos can also be submitted to the Geraldton Buccaneers Basketball Club Facebook page.