WVU Tech and Little General Stores, Inc. team up for special basketball Senior Day on February 16
WVU Tech will host women's and men's Senior Day basketball games at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center on Saturday, February 16. During the games, the University will celebrate a special athletic scholarship announcement from Little General Stores, Inc.
Women will tip off at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Men's game at 3:00 p.m., both against the University of Rio Grande.
During halftime of the women's game, kids 12 and under will have a chance to test their own skills on the court in a free-throw shootout. The first eight kids who make the shot will receive a $25 gift card from Little General.
At halftime of the men's game, Little General will join WVU Tech in announcing a generous athletic scholarship that will impact the University's student-athletes for years to come.
Greg Darby, owner of Little General Stores, said that teaming up with Tech was a natural fit for the company.
"Little General, being West Virginia-owned and operated, is privileged to support WVU Tech athletics. These programs support more than 350 students who benefit greatly from their association with athletics. We're proud to support that association and to help extend those benefits to deserving students in our region," he said.
"We are beyond excited to have Little General Stores sponsor this new endowed scholarship for WVU Tech Athletics," said WVU Tech Athletic Director Kenny Howell.
"Little General gives back to the community is so many ways, and we couldn’t be happier that Golden Bear Athletics are now part of their ongoing commitment. We cannot thank the Darby family, Charlie Houck and all our friends from Little General enough for their kindness and generosity. This scholarship will go a long way in helping West Virginia students achieve their dreams of becoming successful student-athletes right here in Beckley," he said.
Senior Day recognition will occur before each game, honoring those players who are capping their careers as Golden Bears. Both teams are enjoying stellar seasons. The women's squad has received one of the River States Conference bids to the NAIA National Championship and is receiving votes in the Coaches' Top 25 poll for the first time in more than a decade. The men's team is currently ranked #9 in the country and is also expected to see action in the NAIA National Tournament.