Monday, February 2, 2009

Black is back at Davidson

They're blacking out Belk Arena again.

The third annual BlackOut Belk Arena is scheduled for Saturday, when Davidson plays the College of Charleston at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and will feature broadcaster Dick Vitale.

The school hopes to flood Belk with black T-shirts to show unity on the part of the fans and to raise money for a local charity. In this case, that would be HAMMERS, an alliance between the Davidson Housing Coalition and Davidson College that started in 2003.

BlackOut Belk t-shirts can be purchased for $15 starting this evening with the game against Western Carolina, which begins at 7. They can also be bought at the Baker Sports Complex front desk from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Cash, checks, Cat Card and credit cards will be accepted.--Stan Olson