Representatives from the Princeton Women's and Men's Lacrosse, Women's and Men's Soccer, Women's Water Polo, and Women's Volleyball teams, along with a number of athletics administrators, came out to join the rest of Mercer County to support Womanspace of Trenton's "Communities of Light" event on Monday, December 13th. The group lit luminaries along Nassau Street, Washington Road, and Prospect Avenue as the sun set over Princeton.
Around 3,000 candles were expected to be lit around Princeton for the event, which was held to spread the message that "Peace Begins at Home;" a united message of hope for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Over 75 representatives of the athletic department (student-athletes, head coaches, assistants and administrators) joined countless other volunteers around Mercer County in support of the event. The group gathered at Frist Campus Center to hear a presentation from Allison Daks of Womanspace, who shared some moving statistics about the issue:
After listening to the presentation, attendees dispersed by team to distribute the candles around town. Despite frigid temperatures and gusting winds, Princeton was certainly a "community of light" that night.