SAAC to sponsor Blackout event on January 29

SAAC to sponsor Blackout event on January 29

WASHINGTON – Members of CUA’s SAAC program are sponsoring a Blackout event on Saturday, January 29 at the Cardinals women’s and men’s basketball games vs. Juniata inside the DuFour Center. The women’s game gets underway at 2 p.m. with the men to follow at 4.

In conjunction with the Blackout event, SAAC will be selling “Team Blackout” shirts at the Pryzbyla Center and the DuFour Center on Wednesday, January 26th, Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28th. A portion of the proceeds will go to the late Manute Bol’s initiative to build school buildings for Sudanese children. Bol played for four different teams over a ten-year career in the NBA and was the second tallest player ever in the league.  He was very active in charitable causes during and after his professional playing career.

Students who wear a “Team Blackout” t-shirt to the basketball games on Saturday will receive FREE WINGS! There will be also contests throughout the day for students to participate in with SAAC awarding one pair of Washington Wizards tickets and one pair of Washington Capitals tickets to the winners.  One pair of tickets will be awarded at each game.

Come out and support the CUA men’s and women’s basketball teams by wearing SAAC’s Blackout t-shirts to the games this weekend. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon from inside the DuFour Center with the women taking Juniata.

The men’s game will begin at 4 and at halftime CUA will honor many of its former basketball greats as Catholic University celebrates 100 seasons of basketball.