WABI, WVII report men’s basketball team helps with Children’s Miracle Network event

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the University of Maine men’s basketball team’s participation in a National Root Beer Float Day fundraiser at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bangor to support the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Marriott International is CNM’s longest-standing corporate partner, according to WVII. The Bangor event on Aug. 6 helped raise money for the local CNM hospital through the sale of root beer floats, with members of the basketball team, UMaine mascot Bananas the Bear, and children volunteering to help. “I think it’s a good cause, and the kids look excited, they look happy,” said Solomon Iluyomade, a member of the basketball team. “You see the kids, and get to help out,” said Andrew Fleming, another team member. “It’s a great event, and we’re glad to be here.”