ACU men's social club to play record-breaking basketball game

For Immediate Release
April 25, 2001

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Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations

Jamie Milstead, Media Relations Specialist
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A men's social club at Abilene Christian University will play a 25-hour basketball game to raise money for a local charity and break a world record.

The game will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in Moody Coliseum on the ACU campus where 24members of men's social club Gamma Sigma Phi will compete against each other to break the Guiness World Record game played in Australia for 24 hours.

"We wanted our club to become more service oriented and move in a new direction," said John Brickell, senior marketing major from Canada and coordinator of the basketball game.

Eighty percent of the proceeds from the game will be donated to the Noah Project, a local program that provides shelter to victims of family violence. Shelters are located in Abilene, Brownwood and Snyder.

The club plans to raise money by selling signs along the sides of the court, through sponsorships, both individual and corporate, through proceeds from beverage and food sales and through donations. Admission is free.

Different activities will take place during the game. All activities on Friday will take place in the stands of Moody Coliseum. Those activities are:

  • Faculty competition , 7-9 p.m.
  • Intercollegiate hours , 9:30-11 p.m.
  • Freshmen lock-in , midnight-2 a.m.

A cook out and carnival are planned for Saturday.

The cook out will take place at the south entrance to Moody Coliseum and hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.

The carnival will take place on the south side of Moody Coliseum. The carnival will include magicians, arm wrestling with ACU's intramural arm wrestling champion, a video game competition and a variety of booths.

During spring break in March, the men of Gamma Sigma Phi ran a relay on foot from ACU to Harding University in Searcy, Ark., to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and raised $3,000.


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