Charity, presents, an NBA acrobat group and President Schubert were all part of ACU’s second annual Christmas Slam Tuesday night, giving students a time to mingle Â before finals week. It came two nights after “Mingle and Jingle” put campus in full Christmas spirit with Santa Claus, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and an acoustic Aaron Watson Christmas concert.
Drawing in crowds from campus and the Abilene community, Moody Coliseum was filled before the women’s and men’s basketball teams faced off against Texas A&M-Commerce. The Students’ Association and ACU athletics event gave away gift cards and free food provided by campus clubs and organizations.
Brock Neiderhoffer, junior Ad/PR major from San Antonio, was one of many students who do not regularly attend games, but made it out to celebrate the season.
“This is the first game I’ve gotten to go to this season, but I’d say there are more students than normal,” he said.
Those in attendance were reminded this to be the season of giving, with discounted tickets available with unwrapped children’s toys and canned goods.
The basketball acrobats, Team BIG AIR, highlighted the evening, performing slam dunk stunts for the crowds.
Of course, no holiday event would be complete without Santa Claus, who posed for pictures with children and nostalgic college students trying to forget the finals week before them.