Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Sun Belt Conference, though all opinions expressed are my own.
Sun Belt Sports Kids and Family Expo :: Fun For The Whole Family
March Madness is right around the corner! I say this like we are sports fans, which truly, we are not. That doesn’t mean we don’t love a good party and certainly an excuse for a fun family outing, though. Who knew we could have so much fun watching basketball?
An Unexpected Love of the Game
A few years back, we were invited to the Sun Belt Conference Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships. Not wanting to turn down an invitation for all of us to go out together, we accepted. I was concerned about having all four of our children, at the time ranging from infant to 8 years old in a crowded arena, but we simply planned to leave if it got too hectic. Exactly the opposite happened. We arrived early and hung out in the concourse with the kids. We were greeted and the kids ran around playing. We settled into our seats a short time later and I’m pretty sure that was the last time we sat down. The game was so much fun and there was entertainment galore. From mascots to dancers and cheerleaders to bells and whistles and mid-game activities, we were happily exhausted by the end. Instead of leaving early, like we planned, we were one of the last families out of the arena. No one was quite ready to leave.
Family Day at the Game
When we found out about the Sun Belt Kids and Family Expo, a FREE event in the Smoothie King Center, we knew we wanted to give it a shot (pun intended). There were games, bounce houses, food and drink vendors as well as a safe, welcoming place for us to spend time together. Throughout the late morning and into early afternoon, we hung out snacking and letting the kids run loose. They got prizes and we picked up swag (free gifts) from local vendors. It was most definitely a stress-free community day hanging with our camp chairs and watching the kids enjoy the sun. There was a great band, to boot!
Make it to a Game
2020 Sun Belt Conference Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championships are March 14-15 at the Smoothie King Center. You don’t need a babysitter, the kids are welcome. Kids tickets are only $5 (at the Smoothie King box office), unless they participate in the Expo.
Kids and Family Expo
On Saturday, March 14th come out to the Kids and Family Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center. It’s a day filled with family games, music and food and beverage vendors. But wait, there’s more. Each Child who participates gets a FREE t-shirt, FREE basketball AND admission to the Sun Belt Men’s Basketball semifinal games at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. that day and adult tickets are only $12!
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