Deadline to Enter Charity Tourney at SWOSU This Friday


Deadline to enter a charity basketball tournament featuring outstanding prizes is coming up this Friday, March 31, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The tournament that will benefit the March of Dimes will be held Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Wellness Center on the SWOSU campus. The University Media Association is sponsoring the event with all proceeds being donated to March of Dimes.

In conjunction with the event, the Oklahoma Army National Guard is sponsoring various fun items that will include an inflatable obstacle course, laser tag and a rocket launcher. The OANG is also providing Ipods to each member of the winning basketball teams and will give out 450 free t-shirts to people who either participate or attend.

Teams of four need to sign up by March 31 and pay $20. Registration should be turned into the SWOSU Wellness Center. A cash prize will also be awarded to the winner of a three-point shooting competition. Entry fee for that competition is $5.

The UMA is currently seeking monetary donations for the event. Individuals or businesses that would like to help should contact Ashley Kehl at 580.660-0163 or Maghin Merrill at 580.660-0368.

The general public is also invited to play in the tourney.