It’s March again and so the madness has officially begun.
Kansas City is hosting the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship, which kicks off Wednesday night, but there’s no need to wait anxiously until the games begin to get your basketball fix.
There are plenty of events taking place throughout the metro to keep you pumped.
-Full size basketball court that includes the following programming:
Special Olympics Games
Youth Basketball Games
Former Big 12 Players
-Hot Shot Challenge - Half court with shots from all over
-Three Point Challenge - How many 3's can you make in 30 seconds?
-Free Throw Challenge - How many free throws can you make?
-Big 12 Trivia Component - Interactive Trivia Component
-Golf Simulator - Compete for closest to the pin and longest drive
-Pop-A-Shot Challenge - Compete against a friend in a quick shooting contest
-Speed Pitch Interactive - Test your arm strength at throwing a baseball
-Racing Simulator Game
Wed., March 12: 3-7 p.m.
Thu., March 13: 2-7 p.m.
Fri., March 14: 2-7 p.m.
Sat., March 15: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Check out this interactive venue, where you can soak up what it’s like during an actual game with interactive exhibits like “Beat the Clock;” where visitors can attempt to mirror historic moments by attempting game-winning shots. Interactive shooting drills, a free-play basketball court and an ESPNU desk, that gives visitors a chance to narrate highlights like their favorite sports announcers, all make for a unique college hoops experience you won’t want to miss.
Why not kick off Big 12 Championship day with a chance to win $1000 in gas from Phillips 66, and be recognized at the Big 12 Basketball Championship final?
On Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m., the 5k Fun Run will begin. The overall male and female winners of the race will receive the free gas prize and be featured at the Big 12 final. For those looking for a pleasant, but exciting, stroll across downtown KC, this is still the event for you. This run is family-friendly, so feel free to bring strollers.
Registration closes at midnight Wednesday, March 12.