NACOGDOCHES, Texas (Press Release)– On Friday, October 14, at 8:00 p.m., fans of the Stephen F. Austin men’s and women’s basketball teams are invited to William R. Johnson Coliseum to help the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks tip off their 2016-17 seasons with SFA’s Midnight Madness event presented by Citizens 1st Bank. The event is open to all members of the public and admission is free.
Each and every one of the players and coaches for SFA's men's and women's basketball team will be on hand to mingle with fans before the squads take the floor of the Coliseum to put their roundball skills on display. Members of the men's team will engage in a slam dunk contest and the Ladyjacks will take part in an intrasquad scrimmage.
The first 1,000 individuals in attendance will get their hands on food vouchers redeemable for concessions inside William R. Johnson Coliseum. Various other promotional giveaways include mini basketballs and t-shirts.
Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to collect other prizes including iPad’s, flat-screen televisions and cash. Over $2,000 in cash will be given away through the course of the evening in events including a $1,000 half-court shot and a cash scramble.
The SFA organization that boasts the best attendance at the event will be on the receiving end of $500 as well. For the second straight year, the entire Midnight Madness event will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN3 as a result of the partnership between SFA athletics and ESPN.
For a full listing of events and details leading up to Midnight Madness, keep an eye on SFAJacks.com, follow SFA’s men’s and women’s basketball teams on Twitter and Instagram (@SFA_MBB and @SFA_WBB) as well as on Facebook (SFA Lumberjacks Men’s Basketball and SFA Ladyjacks Women’s Basketball).