Preview: 2023 Break the Silence Game

Students will rally with eagerness for the annual break the silence game.


Photo Juno Le

Max Fuller (’22) jumps to catch the ball while warming up before the game. Fuller and the team sported the annual Break the Silence “Get Loud” t-shirts in support of the event before taking it off for the game. “My favorite part of Break the Silence is the crazy energy that the student section brings,” Fuller said.

Jadyn Grayes, Fun Coordinator

This year, the boys’ basketball team will play Spoto for Robinson’s ninth annual break the silence basketball game on Friday, Jan. 27 in the gym. The game starts at 8 p.m.

This is a well-loved tradition and always the season’s most anticipated game. Students and parents fill the stands with purple and wait in silence for our team to score nine points, these nine points symbolize that every nine seconds a woman is victim of domestic violence. Everyone then begins to roar and cheer on our team for the rest of the game.

The Break the Silence (BTS) organization was created to speak out against domestic violence, and these games are used to spread awareness. Their mission is “to provide a community of resources and support services to victims, survivors, and families affected by domestic violence.”

Students at RHS take this game very seriously and have a committee dedicated to making it as memorable as possible. The BTS committee has been organizing these games for the last four years and this year’s president, Casey Kemp (’23), has dedicated all four of his years at Robinson to the cause.

“I initially joined the committee because I had been to the break the silence game when I was in eighth grade and after seeing how great it was, I wanted to help in any way I could,” Kemp said.

This year the BTS committee plans to have merchandise at the game to interact with the crowd and encourage people to come on time. Make sure you arrive early for the chance to get a BTS shirt, seeing as the supply is limited.

“We will be giving away shirts to the first 75 people who show up to the game, and the distribution will begin at halftime of the girls’ game. We will also be throwing more shirts into the crowd at the game.” Kemp said.

Students look forward to this game every year and excitement builds the closer we get to the game.

“Break the silence games are always super exciting and it’s great that it’s for a good cause, I can’t wait to come. The crowd is always super involved, and it just feels united.” Abby Goebel (24′) said.

The boys’ basketball team also looks forward to the big crowd and ending the season on a positive note.

“There’s probably going to be the most people we’ve had at a game this season, and I’m excited for whoever gets that ninth point. It’s going to be fun,” Mj Ward (’24) said.

This year’s break the silence game will be one to remember, so don’t miss it. Tickets will be available for purchase at the doors of the RHS gym.