Usually, the Xfinity Center is home for the University of Maryland’s
men’s and women’s basketball teams during the fall. This October it will be
used as one of the 11 advanced polling sites in Prince George’s County for the
upcoming 2020 presidential election.
On the same day the University of Maryland made the
announcement, the men’s basketball team declared that the entire roster has
registered to vote while encouraging others to do so as well.
“I feel like it is important to be registered to vote,” senior
guard Darryl Morsell said. “In this country, every citizen has a right to have
a choice and I feel like voting is the most important thing to use that voice.
So make sure you vote and make a change in society.”
Maryland’s Director of Athletics Damon Evans also commented
on their new initiative.
honored to open the doors of Xfinity Center to the general public as an
advanced polling location for the upcoming presidential election,” Evans said.
“This was one of the primary goals of our VoTerp Initiative, and I am extremely
proud of the committee members who brought this idea to life. Voting is
fundamental to our human rights as American citizens, and Maryland athletics is
humbled to play a role in the process.”
While the NCAA basketball season remains in jeopardy, the
players have made one thing certain, if they can’t be put on notice through
their play they will be with their voices.
The Xfinity Center will be open for voting Oct. 26 to Nov. 2
from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.