WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Chances to win prizes, enjoy free food and ice cream, and visit with UNCW’s basketball teams highlight Midnite Madness Week on campus.

The activities run Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 2-4, and culminate with Midnite Madness late Friday, trumpeting the arrival of basketball season.

The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) opened the week-long activities Tuesday by handing out T-Shirts with Sammy the Seahawk and players from the men’s team while telling visitors about the week’s entertainment.

Players and coaches from the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be distributing ice cream and talking with fans on Wednesday at 11 a.m. on The Commons. The ice cream giveaway will be followed by a Cash Cab ride, where fans can ride in a golf cart with players and Crossroads members, answering trivia questions for prizes.

The festivities continue Thursday at 11 a.m. in Wagoner Hall when attendees play games for another chance to win an official Midnite Madness T-Shirt.

Midnite Madness continues Friday when the Seahawk women’s soccer team faces Towson at 7 p.m.. Spectators will have an opportunity to secure a Midnite Madness T-Shirt, and are invited to join the basketball teams in the annual “Trask Trek” toward Trask Coliseum.

The Trask Trek begins at 9 p.m. when participants join the basketball teams and walk together to Trask Coliseum, where the UNCW Dance Team, Sammy the Seahawk, cheerleaders, and the Pep Band will be performing. Contests for prizes will be held, as well as team introductions, shooting and slam dunk contests, including other surprises for the crowd.

ACE’s “Fan Jam” follows at 11 p.m. on the Hoggard Hall Lawn, offering free food, fun, and live music to cap the week off. Kristen Doolan, Spirit Chair for ACE, said “We’ll have an inflatable bounce house and an obstacle course to complement the food, music, and contests. We’re excited to help students have fun and get involved with UNCW by pumping them up for the start of the basketball season.”

UNCW Midnite Madness Week Schedule

Tuesday, October 1 

 11 a.m.

ACE Event at Amphitheater
Help us kick-off Midnite Madness week at this event where you can win an official Midnite Madness t-shirt.

 Wednesday, October 2 

11 a.m.

Ice Cream Social
Get FREE Ice Cream from men's and women's basketball players and coaches on The Commons.

Cash Cab
Join Crossroads and members of the basketball teams on the Cash Cab for a chance to win
a FREE Midnite Madness T-Shirt.

Thursday, October 3 

11 a.m.

Event at Wagoner Dining Hall
Play games for a chance to win an official Midnite Madness t-shirt

Friday, October 4 

 7 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Towson
Get your official Midnite Madness T-Shirt (While Supplies Last)

9 p.m.

Trask Trek
Meet at The Village Clubhouse and walk to Trask Coliseum with Basketball Teams (Trek Map)

9:30 p.m.

Midnite Madness
Performances by Sammy C. Hawk, UNCW Dance Team, Cheerleaders and Pep Band
Contests for Prizes
Team Introductions
Team Shooting Contests
Slam Dunk Contest
Other Surprises

11 p.m.

ACE Fan Jam on Hoggard Lawn
FREE Food, Fun and Music