Bona Fan Jam Set for Oct. 25

St. Bonaventure will kick off the 2014-15 basketball season with a new event, Bona Fan Jam, on Saturday, Oct. 25.

The event, which will be free, will begin at 5 p.m. with an outdoor fan fest on the basketball courts between the Reilly Center and Richter Center. The fan fest portion will include local food vendors who will offer sample dishes priced between $1 and $5, meet-and-greets with the Bonnies basketball players and coaches, sports contests run by the St. Bonaventure teams and games and activities for kids of all ages. Local band Diggin’ Roots will play from 5-7.

At 7:00, the action will shift inside the Reilly Center where the Bonnies will be introduced during a midnight madness-style event. The Bonnies cheerleaders and dance team will perform, and there will be a student dunk contest to benefit the Brian Moretti Scholarship Fund. Finally, both the men’s and women’s teams will play 15-minute scrimmages and compete in 3-point shooting contests. There will be a number of giveaways and promotions throughout the evening.

SBU students who attend Bona Fan Jam will receive vouchers for the traditional Wolfpack t-shirts, which they can redeem on Nov. 14 at the women’s season-opening game against Canisius.

The St. Bonaventure ticket office will be open from 7-8:30 p.m. during Bona Fan Jam. Men’s basketball single-game tickets go on sale Oct. 22 and season ticket packages are also available starting at $160. Women’s basketball season tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for children age 17 and younger.

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