Sigma Nu’s all night Basketball tournament returns this Saturday, March 23, at 6pm in the MACC Main Gym.
The 34th annual event is celebrated to remember Sigma Nu brother, Mike Hardy, who passed away in a car accident while a student at Mount Union. Hardy and his friend’s competed in a competition and dribbled basketballs for 80 hours straight for a world record in 1979. Now the brothers of Sigma Nu hold an annual basketball tournament in his honor which is open to the campus. The tournament is 12 hours long and will end at 6am on Sunday, March 24.
The tournament will hold both a men’s and women’s bracket for students to participate. Teams can have up to eight players. The cost per team is $25. Sign ups can be found under the Mike Hardy tab on Sigma Nu's Website.
Winner of the double elimination tournament receives a $100 to Tailgaters Bar and Grille on east State Street. (There will be a winner from both the men’s and women’s categories)
Besides the bracketed tournament, there will also be activities for non-players as well. Concessions will have Pizza, chips, water, Gatorade, and other treats. Raffles will also be held for a Zion Williamson jersey. Guests can also take their chance at a lottery Basketball, and a shot at the skills challenge.
As tradition holds, the brother’s will host Mike’s mother at their house for a video presentation and gift ceremony before the festivities begin at 6pm. Registration for teams ends Friday, March 22 at 9:00pm.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Ponery Children's Orphanage of Kursk, Russia.