NORTH POLE, Alaska - The Saint Leo University men's basketball team couldn't pass up the opportunity to show Santa Claus some of that Lions’ Pride as they visited North Pole, Alaska, during their trek to the top of the world the week before Christmas. The Lions played four games in eight days, traveling more than 4,600 miles, across four time zones to compete with three teams from the Great Northwest.
During that time, the Green & Gold went 2-2 as they visited Seattle, Washington, as well as Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.
During the first-ever visit by any Saint Leo team to the 49th state, the Lions did plenty of sightseeing but never saw the temperature reach above the 15 degree mark. At the time this picture was taken, the temperature was exactly zero.
The Saint Leo Lions would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!