With the men’s basketball team putting its seven-game winning streak on the line Thursday night and both head coach Ron Hunter and Sharon Baldwin-Tener going barefoot for Samaritan’s Feet on Saturday, there are a handful of marketing promotions going on associated with both games. Georgia State is looking to #PackTheArena in three very important games for both programs.
Here are several promotions being offered during this week’s action:
Thursday – Men’s Basketball vs. Arkansas State (7 p.m.)
The first 500 students will receive a glow wand or glow grillz. As a reminder, students are admitted free to all Georgia State events free with a valid PantherCard.
Students will also be able to register for a pair of GSU blue Beats by Dre that will be given away courtesy of One12 Courtland. All students will be able to register for the headphones at the marketing table during the first half of the game on Thursday. During the first media timeout of the second half, one (1) winner’s name will be drawn. The winner must be present to win, otherwise another name will be drawn until the headphones are given away.
Saturday – Women and Men’s Basketball Doubleheader (Noon and 2:30 p.m.)
Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter will once again coach barefoot in the annual Barefoot for Bare Feet game as the Panthers take on UALR. Hunter coaches one game annually without socks or shoes to raise awareness for Samaritan’s Feet.
Joining Hunter this year will be women’s basketball coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener who will coach barefoot when the Panthers also take on UALR at noon.
To donate to the Samaritan’s Feet, fans can click here.
Following Saturday’s game, all kids 12 and under will race to pick up more than 100,000 pennies scattered on the court. Pounce’s Kids Club members will get a 20-second head start and receive a Georgia’s Own Credit Union piggy bank and a GSU drawstring bag to store their collection of pennies.
Also on Saturday, kids 12 and under who bring their most recent report card with an ‘A’ on it to the Sports Arena Box Office will receive $2 off their ticket to either game.