Norwich University will host a Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 15 as part of Winter Carnival Weekend 2014.
The full-day event will feature free food, games, prizes and giveaways which coincide with the men’s and women’s basketball, as well as the men’s and women’s hockey teams all in action. It will also serve as all four teams’ Senior Day games.
The basketball teams host Albertus Magnus for a doubleheader with the women at 1pm and the men at 3pm. The women’s hockey team will also be in action at 1pm, as it hosts Castleton, while the men’s hockey team takes on UMass-Boston at 4pm, in a crucial showdown for ECAC East Tournament playoff seeding.
The day kicks off at noon outside the entrance of Andrews/Doyle Hall with Student Activities holding a street hockey game and live DJ music. There will be free pizza available from Sodexo while it lasts from noon to 1pm. Free Coca-Cola will be included.
From 2-4pm there will be another round of free food for all fans with hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches and chips provided by Depot Square Pizzeria while it lasts in Doyle Hall. Coca-Cola will also be distributed again.
At halftime of the women’s basketball game there will be a 3-point shooting contest for NU students with Power Beats by Dre headphones going to the winner. The men’s basketball halftime will feature a half-court shot contest with a Beats by Dre Studio package going to the winner if they make the shot.
During the first intermission of both the men’s and women’s hockey games, Student Activities will be hosting a five-minute broomball exhibition. During the second intermission of both hockey games, a Kreitzberg Arena sled race will take place with the winners of the women’s race getting Beats by Dre Tour and the men’s winner taking home UR Beats by Dre.
From 1-4pm, parents of Norwich graduating seniors are invited to stop in to the Hall of Fame Room where coffee and light refreshments will be provided by the Maroon & Gold Athletic Association (MGAA).
The Norwich University Student Athlete Advisor Committee (SAAC) will also be running a day-long 50/50 raffle during all four games with the winner announced at the start of the third period of the men’s hockey game.
Fan Appreciation Day Schedule of Events
• noon-1pm: Street hockey, free pizza, Coca-Cola, live music, Outside Andrews/Doyle Hall
• 1pm: Women’s basketball vs. Albertus Magnus, Andrews Hall
• 1pm: Women’s hockey vs. Castleton – Kreitzberg Arena
• 2-4pm: Free pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, chips, Coca-Cola, Doyle Hall
• 3pm: Men’s basketball vs. Albertus Magnus, Andrews Hall
• 4pm: Men’s hockey vs. UMass-Boston, Kreitzberg Arena