Snowstorm forecasted for Tuesday, Nov. 6
Waxahachie, Texas — November 6, 2012 — Last basketball season, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) began a new tradition called the SAGU Snowstorm. This year's snowstorm is forecasted for Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. during the first home game of the season against Dallas Christian University.
On Tuesday night, fans will launch more than 3,000 ping-pong balls onto the court to celebrate the first home basket of the season. Cheerleaders, players and other volunteers will clear the ping-pong balls from the court and the referees will enforce an administrative technical foul against the Lions. Head Men’s Basketball Coach Donnie Bostwick says, "We believe the risk of suffering a technical foul is worth the reward of pulling more fans to the game."
Bostwick recognizes traditions as some of the most enjoyable moments of college athletics. He shares, "My wife had mentioned to my kids that it rarely snows in Texas. That triggered the idea of throwing ping-pong balls. It is harmless, but still has a pretty cool effect. Plus, it’s a great marketing tool to get fans out to see our first game."
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.