WVU Tech basketball programs held a special day for kids on Saturday February 9. Since moving to Beckley, the Golden Bears hosted their first ever Kids Day.
Athletic Director Kenny Howell said while families have a lot to do, he hopes this day will allow families to come together and cheer on the Golden Bears.
“As a parent myself, we have a lot of activities and we really don’t get out to as many local events as we would like to,” Howell said. “This is a way that we can say thanks, and maybe get those folks to come out and show our appreciation for them.”
Howell said nothing beats bringing back an old tradition to a new location, especially when it involves future athletes in the making.
“The young folks sit up in the bleachers and they feel like they are away from the action,” Howell said. “But we like to get them down next to the floor. We’re gonna our up portable goals… so even the really small kids can have a chance to make a basket in front of their friends and family.”
With high sights set for WVU Tech hoops this season, Howell hopes the high-energy atmosphere on this court will draw in recruits for many years to come.
“Both teams are nationally ranked receiving votes in the polls,” Howell said. “Both look like they are going to be national tournament competitors. So you have wonderful basketball and high level teams in your own backyard. If you’re within shouting distance, we would love to see you.”
Kids Day ended with two double-digit victories with both the Golden Bears Men and Women’s teams, defeating the High Point Pioneers.