Feb. 11, 2009
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Marshall University athletic department has announced several promotions that have been set for the upcoming Jam the Cam game featuring the Thundering Herd women's basketball team and Southern Miss.
Jam the Cam, set for Sunday, February 15 at 3:30 p.m., will pit Marshall against Southern Miss in front of a national television audience on ESPN2. All tickets to the game will be only $1.
Along with being the Eighth Annual Jam the Cam game, it will also mark the second Think Pink game, dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. Two giveaways will tie in both events. The first 1,000 fans at the game will receive pink t-shirts compliments of Pepsi and St. Mary's while 3,000 sets of pink poms, courtesy of CJ T's will also be handed out. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch is also a sponsor of the event. During the game, 150 pink crocs will be for sale, with all proceeds going to charity.
An autograph session with the team will take place following the game. A total of 500 schedule posters will be given out.
In keeping with the "Think Pink" theme, the women's basketball team will sport pink warm-ups prior to the game and at halftime. Those will later be auctioned off on HerdZone.com with proceeds going to various cancer charities. Also set for auction will be a pink basketball signed by the team.
All fans will have an amazing opportunity to win a 2009 Ford Mustang, which will be provided by Beford South Point Ford. Shirts will be thrown into the crowd prior to the game. Marshall head coach Royce Chadwick will autograph one of the shirts and the lucky person to receive that shirt will have the chance to win the car by shooting a lay-up, free throw, 3-pointer and half court shot.
At halftime, a mascot basketball game will take place. Amongst the mascots scheduled to attend are Stewart's, the Herald-Dispatch, Marco, Little Caesar's, Texas Roadhouse, the Dawg and Herr's.
Donations will be accepted at the game with all proceeds going to breast cancer charities, including the WV Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program and St. Mary's Cancer Center. Both will have booths set up at the game with information.