Students, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends of Pepperdine University will gather Friday, Oct. 17, for the seventh annual Blue and Orange Madness. The spirited event, held in conjunction with the Seaver College Family Weekend, will take place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on the Malibu campus.
Blue and Orange Madness marks the first opportunity for the Pepperdine men's and women's basketball teams to practice for the 2008-09 NCAA season. The Waves will hit the court in Firestone Fieldhouse at 8:45 p.m. for a scrimmage and skills show.
Prior to the scrimmage, festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with carnival-like activities at “Madness Village” in the Firestone Fieldhouse parking lot. A broad range of complimentary food, stunt shows, games, interactive activities, live musical performances, and raffles for prizes donated by Malibu businesses will be available until 8:15 p.m., when doors open for the main program.
Blue and Orange Madness has become the most popular student event at Pepperdine, with record crowds coming out to kick off the start of the fall sports season.
“It's exciting because everyone gets together to have a great time, all while supporting Pepperdine sports," says Steven Arnold, Seaver College senior.
Jarrett Fisher, student activities coordinator, says this year's Blue and Orange Madness will not disappoint. "This year we have break-dancers, aerialists doing a Cirque de Soleil-type show, a dunk tank, and free food from In and Out Burger and Domino's Pizza." Another highlight of the evening will be when a student and parent attempt a half-court shot for a year of free tuition.
The event and all related features are free of charge. Click here for more information on Blue and Orange Madness, or contact Jarrett Fisher at (310) 506-4201.