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Snow Storm Game 2015

Snow Storm Game to Benefit Catholic Charities

Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Benedictine College is sponsoring a “snow storm” game in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium on Saturday, December 12, as the men’s basketball team takes on Lindenwood University at 4:00 p.m. The “snow storm,” orchestrated by the student body, will take place on the 12th point scored by the Ravens. The “storm” includes a donation competition among the residence halls for cold weather gear (mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, socks) that will benefit Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Members of the Atchison community can also participate and will be able to fill the boxes outside the Nolan Gym with cold weather items on game day.

The event also features a visit from Santa for the kids. Santa will make an appearance on December 12 at 2:30 p.m. in O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium, straight across from the Nolan Gym in the St. John Paul II Student Center. There will be cookies and hot chocolate for the kids and Rocky Raven will also be on hand for pictures. The appearances by Santa and Rocky are free and open to the public.

From November 30 until December 11, the Benedictine College residence halls have challenged each other to collect the most warm weather gear. Students were encouraged to make purchases while home for the Thanksgiving break and fill the wrapped boxes in each dorm. The winner will receive an all-dorm party, which will be announced at halftime of the game.

Catholic Charities representatives will also be on hand to accept the donations during halftime of the game. In addition to the Catholic Charities presentation, halftime will also include an “ugly Christmas sweater” contest and other fun events.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.