BATESVILLE, Ark. – The rescheduled first-ever Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss is set for next Thursday, Jan. 23, in James C. Becknell Gymnasium when the Scot basketball teams host American Midwest Conference opponent Mid-Continent University.
The event, which will benefit patients at Arkansas Children's Hospital and White River Medical Center, along with The Call foster care program, is urging the participation of area elementary students, Lyon student organizations and Scot fans in the area when the 'toss' takes place at the beginning of the Lyon College men's game against MCU.
W.R.D. Entertainment is a partner with Lyon College to host the event.
The women's game will get underway at 5:30 p.m., with the men's contest tipping off at approximately 7:30 p.m. All fans who attend the game will be admitted free when bringing a new stuffed toy to the event.
"Basically what will happen is at the beginning of the men's game, when the Scots score their first point, everyone in the stands will 'toss' their stuffed toy on the playing floor," said Lyon College Director of Sports Information John Krueger. "This will result in a technical foul on the Scots, but head coach Chad Tapp has gladly agreed to this and said he hopes there are a lot of toys on the floor to make it more noteworthy."
"It's going to be fun," Tapp stated. "We want an enthusiastic crowd and for everybody to have a great time with the toss, along with the other games and giveaways planned."
After the 'toss', area Cub Scouts and Boy Scout, along with 4-H members, the Scots Cheer Squad and members of the Lyon volleyball team will collect the toys and bag them up so they can be distributed at a later date.
WHAT: Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 – women's game at 5:30; men's game at 7:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: Bring a new stuffed animal or toy and be admitted FREE!
HOW DOES IT WORK: Stuffed toys will ALL be tossed on to the floor at the MEN'S game when the Scots score their first point.
OTHER ENTERTAINMENT: The West Magnet Elementary Dance Team and Lyon College Cheer Squad at halftime of both games.
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON: Bat races and drawings of more than $400 in gift certificates from The Scot Shop and Wal-Mart.