The College has been chosen to host the NCAA Champion’s Challenge on Jan. 8. This is a free event that will highlight NCAA basketball at the College.
Fans of all ages will be able to experience not only the thrill of watching NCAA basketball, but will be given the opportunity to feel what it is like to be part of it, while having the chance to win great prizes.
Champion’s Challenge will be open in the Student Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be two games to watch. The men’s game will tip-off at 1 p.m. in Packer Hall and then the women’s contest will follow at 3 p.m.
Champion’s Challenge features various interactive areas where fans can participate in basketball experiences. For adult fans, there is “Center Court,” an authentically designed half-court basketball court with goals at various heights were fans can get a chance to shot and play in games for prizes. For the younger fans there is “Kid’s Court,” which features a basketball court and miniature hoops specifically designed for ages 2-6.
Another feature at the Champion’s Challenge will be the “NCAA Basketball Gaming Zone.” This is a spot where fan can check out gaming units highlighting the latest NCAA video games. There will also be a station called “Champion’s Challenge Dream Photo Giveaway” which will give fans the opportunity to put themselves in an NCAA championship basketball game through photo imaging that they can take home with them. A challenge called “Vertical Leap” will give fans the opportunity to test their skills against the best in college basketball.
In addition, Champion’s Challenge will feature basketball shooting games for the opportunity to win great prizes provided by the NCAA as well as NCAA basketball facts and figures highlighted throughout the event via televisions and displays.