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Thunderbirds and ThunderKids Host Annual Basketball Bash

October 21, 2013
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah, 10/21/13 – With the upcoming college basketball season just around the corner, it’s time for the annual Thunderbird Basketball Bash presented by Sub Zero Ice Cream. Southern Utah University will host the event on Wednesday, Oct. 23 starting at 5:30 p.m. on the court in the Centrum Arena.

This year’s Bash will be different than ever before as fans and ThunderKids will join the men’s and women’s basketball teams on the court for pictures, games and complimentary Sub Zero ice cream.

“This year’s basketball bash will be much more interactive for the fans, especially the children,” explained SUU head women’s coach JR Payne. “They will have the chance to interact with Thor, the coaches and the student-athletes, while getting their picture taken with the T-Birds.”

Everyone in attendance will also get to tour the Centrum Arena and pick up the new SUU basketball schedule posters and maybe even some Thunderbird Basketball gear. Both teams will be on hand to sign autographs and greet the fans.

“We really appreciate the support we receive from the community and this is a terrific way to start the season,” stated men’s head coach Nick Robinson. “We look forward to having a great time.”

Everyone is invited to come meet the teams and join in on the fun. ThunderKids are encouraged to wear their official club t-shirts to get extra attention from Thor. The ice cream and activities are open to all at no cost.

“For our student-athletes this is a chance to goof around, take a break from all the hard work and share their love for the game with the kids,” commented Payne. “It will be a great event with Sub Zero Ice Cream who really supports our ThunderKids program.”