Jan. 18, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber and the men's basketball team will host a Welcome Back Student Challenge event for all K-State students on Monday, Jan. 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Basketball Training Facility.
The event, which will serve as a welcome back to students returning for the spring semester on Monday, will give students a chance to pick-up their early entry wristband for Tuesday's Dillons Sunflower Showdown with Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum. Students will also have the opportunity to play in K-State's new $18 million Basketball Training Facility, while helping Weber raise money for Coaches vs. Cancer and participating in the 75 years of March Madness Shooting Competition.
Weber will donate $1 to Coaches vs. Cancer for every student who attends the event, while students will have one chance to make a free throw, a 3-point field goal and a half-court shot to benefit the charity. He will donate $10 for each made free throw, $25 for each made 3-pointer and $100 for each made half-court shot. If a student makes all three shots (free throw, 3-pointer and half-court shot), Weber will donate $1,000 to the charity.
Students will also have the chance to compete in the 75 Years of March Madness Shooting Competition for a chance to win four tickets to the 2014 Final Four. Participants will have 75 seconds to score as many points as possible from different locations on the court. Points will be awarded for each lay-up (one point), shot from the block (two points), free throw (three points), shot from the elbow (four points), shot from the wing (five points) and 3-pointer (six points) with 12 bonus points for making all six shots. Weber will donate $75 to Coaches vs. Cancer for each student that scores more than 40 points.
The students with the top two highest scores will compete during halftime of Tuesday's game for a chance to win a Nike prize pack. The overall winner will have their score submitted to the NCAA March Madness Shooting Competition for a chance to win four tickets to the 2014 Men's Final Four at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
There will be free food and a chance to win great prizes with appearances from the men's team. Students will also have the opportunity to purchase a $10 "Beat KU" T-shirt with the proceeds going to Coaches vs. Cancer.
Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), which empowers all sports coaches, their teams and their local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Nearly 1,000 students have earned the opportunity for early-entry for Tuesday night's game, while 3,000 seats remain available for students who did not qualify for an early-entry wristband. For more information regarding student pass procedures for Tuesday night, students should visit www.kstatesports.com/earlyentry.