Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MC hosts special events @ Chap Shootout

• Basketball tournament, special Veterans Day activity, Saturday halftime performance

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

This Thursday through Saturday, November 10-12, Midland College (MC) will host the annual Chap Shootout men’s basketball tournament. Teams from Panola College, Phoenix College and Sunrise Christian Prep will join the MC Chaparrals in tournament play starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday with Panola College vs. Phoenix College.

The Chaps take the court on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Sunrise Christian Prep, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday against Phoenix College and at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday against Panola College.

To celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, the MC Veterans Association will present the colors prior to the start of the 7:30 p.m. game, and a special halftime trivia competition will take place between members of the Veterans Association.

On Saturday, November 12, MC will host area deaf education students, their families and teachers on the MC campus. During the day, the students will learn about higher education and career opportunities. Special guest will be Shelby Mitchusson, who will be performing current hip-hop hits in Sign Language during halftime of the 3:00 p.m. Chaps basketball game.

“For several years, the Chaps basketball team has held a camp at the Regional Day School for the Deaf (RDSPD) in Odessa,” said MC Athletic Director Forrest Allen. “The kids love our players; it’s great to see the interaction between the players and the kids. One evening I was watching Jimmy Kimmel Live and saw a group of ladies performing Sign Language to hip-hop songs. I thought about the students at RDSPD and how much they would love coming to a Chaps basketball game and seeing a Sign Language hip-hop performance. I made a few telephone calls and was put in touch with Shelby Mitchusson who lives in Austin and performs for special groups and events. We then decided that this would be a great opportunity to bring the students from RDSPD as well as Howard College’s Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf to the MC campus to learn about higher education and career opportunities and have fun while enjoying a special basketball game and halftime performance.”

for a video of Shelby signing to Lose Yourself by Emimen.

For more information, contact Allen at , (432) 685-6436 (office), (432) 312-9915 (cell).

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