Get Ready to Make A Splash at the Basketball Games.

November 18, 2003
By ODU Athletics

Nov. 18, 2003

NORFOLK, VA-- Have you been feeling a little stressed with class work lately? Trip on over to the Constant Center for a men's or women's basketball game and relax in the newest addition to the student section - a hot spring portable spa, courtesey of Great Atlantic.

The promotion will kick off on Sunday, Dec.7 when the Lady Monarchs take on North Carolina at 2 p.m. in the Hoops for a Cure game, supporting local breast health services as well as breast cancer research. Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, which nationlly supports breast cancer awareness, will be the first University group to earn the right to use the spa during the game.

The promotion will resume second semester, beginning with the women's contest vs Towson on Jan. 15 and continute at every home men's and women's game through Feb. 28. All University recognized organizations are eligible to participate in the promotion, and interested groups must register in the Student Activities office. Groups must commit to bring a minimum of 25 members to the game, and no more than six members may be in the spa at anytime. Additionally, particpants must wear bathing suits under t-shirts, and shirts may represent the organization or Old Dominion only.

At the completion of the season, the group that has demonstrated the most spirit, creativity and support from its organization will be awarded $500 for Great Atlantic, and a leisure prize pack from athletics. Additionally, fans (18 and older) will be provided the chance to win the hot spring spa, by registering at the Guest Services booth at the games.

Great Atlantic has four showrooms in Hampton Roads, in Virginia Beach (2), Yorktown and Kitty Hawks, NC. Founded in 1978 by Rich Werber (ODU'73) and MA'76), Great Atlantic was one of the first hot tub retailers on the EAst Coast. Werber also serves as the advisor for Theta Chi fraternity on campus and his wife and co-owner Eileen is the president and the founding member of the Tidewater affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

For more information, contact the Student Activities office at 683-3446, or athletic promotions at 683-3372.

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