Gold Rush Event Tonight

WonderWeek will conclude this evening with the event Gold Rush prior to the Arkansas Tech basketball games. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Board and the Residence Hall Association.

The festivities begin this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. with tailgating, and free hotdogs and drinks will be provided during the tailgating.

A pep rally is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. outside Tucker Coliseum, and both the men’s and women’s coaches are scheduled to speak during the pep rally.

When the Tucker Coliseum doors open, the first 700 students at the basketball games will receive a free gold t-shirt to commemorate the Gold Rush.

Students, faculty and staff attending the game are encouraged to wear gold to show their support for the Wonder Boys and Golden Suns.  The Golden Suns will play at 5:30 p.m., and the Wonder Boys hit the hardwood at 7:30 p.m.

Students are encouraged to continue donating canned food items during tonight’s event. Those donating a canned food item will be entered for the chance to participate in the games that take place during halftime.

So far, more than 250 canned food items have been collected to help the less fortunate in the River Valley.  The Greek community will be taking the collected items and donating them to the Main Street Mission.