SIUE Basketball Promotions Schedule

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Published on October 11 2012 6:47 pm
Last Updated on October 11 2012 6:47 pm
Written by Millie Lange

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A new Monday Family Fun Night 4-Pack, Eddie the Cougar's birthday party, and numerous giveaway nights highlight the SIUE Cougar basketball promotions schedule released today by SIUE.

"One of the main goals for our promotional schedule this year was to involve the student population on campus and the entire metro east community," Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Sales Mason Glick said. "We've planned t-shirt and food giveaways for the students and prearranged numerous local groups to attend our home games."

The Monday Family Fun Night 4-Pack includes four game tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks and access to the National Guard Family Fun Zone. The National Guard Family Fun Zone will be open pregame, beginning one hour before tip-off, and again at halftime and will feature bounce houses and other inflatable attractions. The Monday Family Fun 4 Pack will be offered five separate Monday nights throughout the women's basketball season.

"Families are struggling to find family entertainment at an affordable price," Glick added. "We hope Monday Family Fun Night can fill that void."

Eddie's birthday party will take place February 2 when the women's and men's teams host Eastern Illinois at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. Eddie's Jr. e club members are encouraged to attend and have pictures taken with Eddie and other area mascots. Fans will be entertained by a halftime basketball game featuring Eddie and his mascot friends.

Other promotional nights include four different t-shirt giveaway nights, entertainment such as a steel drum band halftime show Feb. 14 when the men host Murray State, and a "Cram the VC" Night Dec. 21 when the women host SIU Carbondale.

The schedule kicks off Nov. 1 when the SIUE men's team takes on Greenville College in an exhibition match. SIUE's wrestling team will take to the floor following the basketball game for its annual Red vs. Black Intrasquad meet. It's the first of three Greek Games Nights and will feature a pizza eating contest.

New promotions will be added throughout the season. Fans are urged to check the promotions schedule online throughout the year for updates.