Holy Family University hosts annual party to start the basketball season


Collegiate athletics can be a competitive and stressful extracurricular activity. However, Holy Family University Department of Athletics aims to make sports more fun by hosting the annual Road to the Elite Eight event to kick-off the men's and women's basketball season, the school reports in a press release.

Prior to the event, fans can participate in the "tailgate party" in the Campus Center. During the party, fans have the opportunity to buy t-shirts and raffle tickets for the chance to win a gift card to Barnes and Noble or a brand-new mountain bike. Fans can also participate in Wii and Rock Band competitions. Proceeds from the t-shirt sales and raffle tickets are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Road to the Elite Eight features player introductions of the men's and women's basketball teams, a dance-off competition between both squads, a routine by the Holy Family Dance Team and Cheerleading squad and a number of interactive competitions.

The event is held in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SACC).  

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