Benedictine College Predicts a “Snow Storm” White Out at Dec. 3 Basketball Game

Benedictine College Predicts a "Snow Storm" on December 3

College Sees a White Out Coming for the Men's Basketball Game

Published: Monday, November 28, 2016

Attendees at the 2015 Snow Storm Game prepare to create the whiteout.

There will be a “white out” on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 4:00 p.m. during the Benedictine College men’s basketball game against Peru State in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium (The women's game begins at 2:00 p.m.). Raven white-on-white T-shirts will be given away to the first 500 in attendance, plus you can bring a roll of toilet paper and participate in the "Snow Storm" yourself. On the 12th Raven point of the game, the stands will explode as the TP "Snow Storm" covers the floor.

“It will result in a technical foul for the opponent, but hopefully one point won’t mean the difference in the game,” said Head Coach Ryan Moody. “It’s all in good fun and it’s for a good cause.”

The cause is Toys for Tots. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the game. The team will deliver the toys to the Atchison Salvation Army the next week.

“Everything benefits kids in Atchison,” Moody said. “Each year when we deliver them, the manager can hardly contain her emotions. There are a lot of tears, but those are tears of joy.”

This is the third year for the Toys for Tots game and the second year of the Snow Storm white out. The game includes an ugly Christmas sweater contest and other fun activities.

In conjunction with the game, Santa will be available for the kids. Santa will make his appearance, along with Rocky “Elf” Raven, at 2:30 p.m. in the foyer outside O’Malley-McAllister Auditorium, straight across from the Nolan Gym in the St. John Paul II Student Center. The appearances by Santa and Rocky are free and open to the public. And remember, kids under 12 get into the game for free.

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.