The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) will have a basketball shootout for a year of free tuition at the fourth annual ACU Christmas Slam.
All ACU students who attend Christmas Slam are eligible to be randomly selected for participation in the shoot-out at halftime. The participant must make all of the shots within 30 seconds to win the giveaway.
Rudy Garza, president of CEO, said the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy is funding the tuition in accordance with the organization’s core mission.
“The overall goal of the giveaway is simply to give back to students in a season of giving,” said Garza, junior marketing major from Corpus Christi. “As students, too often we focus only on the entrepreneurship aspect (of our club). This giveaway puts our focus on philanthropy in action.”
Beau Carter, vice president of Students’ Association, considers CEO’s giveaway a fitting addition to the event’s charitable atmosphere.
“Rudy approached me about teaming up for the event simply because Christmas Slam is an annual event geared toward giving back to the students and engaging our community, (as well as) building support and spirit for our athletic teams,” said Carter, junior political science major from Farmers Branch.
Carter also said he hopes the giveaway, along with the giveaways that SA is doing at the game, will draw students together to support our men’s basketball game and ultimately increase student involvement in athletic events.
Garza also said this is CEO’s first year to participate in Christmas Slam. After engaging roughly 10 percent of ACU’s student population this semester, Garza looks forward to further extending CEO’s involvement in campus activities.
“CEO’s massive growth this semester has been incredible, and all I can say is thank you to the students who are interested in entrepreneurship. We hope to attract more students from all disciplines on campus because entrepreneurship is relevant to every field.”
Christmas Slam is an ACU tradition facilitated by Students’ Association combining a basketball game with seasonal festivities. ACU Christmas Slam will take place at Dec. 4 in Moody Coliseum.