St. Bonaventure will preview the upcoming 2019-20 basketball season with Bona Fan Jam, a free event open to all fans, on Saturday, Oct. 12, with festivities beginning at 4 p.m. with the Outdoor Fan Fest.
Held in the area between the Reilly Center and the Richter Center, Fan Fest will include live music by Strange Standard, YMCA inflatables, speed pitch and a free throw contest. Also, there will be cornhole, face painting, Shults mini car races, a coloring contest, concessions provided by Angees, Woodside Tavern on the Range, Grand Slam Grill, Randy's Up the River, The Old Library Restaurant and more. These festivities are weather permitting.
The Basketball Kickoff will begin at 6 p.m. inside the Reilly Center, where the men's and women's teams will be introduced in Midnight Madness style. The arena portion of the evening will also feature shooting contests, including a student contest to win a TV, performances by the SBU Cheerleaders, Step Team and Dance Team, season hype videos and a special commemorative Centennial Season video on the Reilly Center videoboard.
Schedule posters for both teams will be available for free to fans and players will hold an autograph session following the schedule of events. Concessions will be available to fans during the night as well.
For more information on Bona Fan Jam, contact Seth Johnson, director of athletics marketing and promotions, at (716) 375-2382 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.