By Angela Alfano & Kahleel Bragg
Co-News-Editor & Contributing Editor
The second annual Midnight Madness event hosted by Campus Life will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 10:30 p.m. to midnight in the Pratt Recreational Center. Midnight Madness is a free event for all students to come out and support the men’s and women’s Post basketball teams as they start the season.
Midnight Madness is a night filled with prizes and spirit. Students will have the opportunity to participate in various basketball themed contests to win more than $10,000 in prizes. The prizes include 50” smart TVs, a Skywalker Board, Go Pro Bundle, $1,000 in cash prizes and much more.
“I’m super excited for Midnight Madness,” said Kylie Garrett, a junior Broadcasting major. “I love how it gets the teams and students amped up for the new season.”
“Midnight Madness is a great event that kicks off our season and brings the school together. It gets our team pumped for the upcoming year,” said Greg Dotson, a junior Business major and team member of the men’s basketball team.
As reported by Kahleel Bragg, for The Pioneer on Nov. 5, 2014, last year’s Midnight Madness event “was a huge success containing nearly a thousand post students in the gym. The energy was electric throughout the whole night and really illustrated post pride for the basketball teams.”
Michael Berthel, Director of Campus Life, said, “We are expecting a record turnout of over 1,000 students.”
Berthel added, “Last year, Midnight Madness was the most spirited, fun, and well attended event of the year and I am confident that this year will be even better.”
Senior Business major Nyasia Davis said, “I am very excited about Midnight Madness. Last year was a hit and this year there are so many more amazing prizes; it’s going to be fun!”