Men’s hoops to host 2,500 Richmond County fifth graders

The Augusta University men’s basketball team will host the second annual Education Day game on Tuesday, Dec. 15 when the Jaguars host Coastal Georgia for a special 11:00 a.m. tipoff in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

There will be over 2,500 Richmond County fifth graders in attendance as part of an annual holiday field trip on Dec. 15 in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Augusta men’s basketball team hosts the Coastal Georgia Mariners (Brunswick, Ga.) at 11:00 a.m. in a non-conference single game.

“Augusta Athletics, in particular our men’s basketball program teaming up with our College of Education in providing the Richmond County Board of Education and its fifth-grade students a unique experience centered on education and basketball, is the kind of positive collaboration and partnership that we all should be seeking in the shaping of young minds and attitudes,” Director of Athletics Clint Bryant said. “Our first event last year was a huge success and we look forward to its continued growth and the positive message for our elementary age students. This is truly something special and we are anxious to see its growth and development in future years.”

All fifth-grade students on the field trip are admitted free and will receive a Jaguar gift bag. The Jumping Jaguars youth jump-rope group from Grovetown Elementary will perform during halftime. As always, the game is open to the general public.

Check out last year’s Education Day game photo album.

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