Fun for All Ages at Chancellor’s Friends, Family, Neighbor Day

More than 2,000 Pitt staff, faculty and friends and their families of all ages, as well as members of the community, came together at the Petersen Events Center for the fifth-annual chancellor’s Friends, Family and Neighbors Day

Basketball was the main event, but ticket holders also enjoyed an afternoon roster that included free perks like T-shirts for kids, food and activities along the Pete concourse like face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon artists and pictures with Roc and Pitt cheerleaders.

The youngest future Panthers got into the spirit of the day, too: A halftime special event featured a baby race across the floor of the Pete. Little Noah Domingos Santos found his way to the finish line first. Noah’s father Diogo is an international post-doc in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and was at the game with his wife, Hatalita Domingos, and 11-month old Noah. "We liked the baby race a lot. We got to interact with other parents and enjoyed the basketball game," said Diogo Francisco Santos. "My baby crossed the line first, but I think that all babies won. After all, it was a very stimulating environment for them."

See more photos from the game, plus highlights like the baby race and fans with Roc and the cheerleaders, at

  • Freshman guard Amber Brown signed autographs for fans and kids at the Chancellor’s Family, Friends and Neighbors Day event when the Panthers took on the Boston College Eagles. (Alex Mowrey/Pitt Athletics)
  • Crawling past the finish line first in the halftime baby race was Noah Domingos Santos. Noah is the son of was Diogo Francisco Santos from the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. (Alex Mowrey/Pitt Athletics)
  • Winning baby race crawler Noah Domingos Santos came to his first Chancellor’s Friends, Family and Neighbors Day women’s basketball game with parents Diogo Francisco Santos and Hatalita Domingos. (Alex Mowrey/Pitt Athletics