Join SCU Women's Basketball at its 2012 BlongoBall Event!

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Come out to Santa Clara University's new Alumni Park for an early-summer afternoon of fun when the Bronco Women's Basketball team hosts the First Annual BlongoBall Tournament and BBQ. 

FIRST ANNUAL BLONGOBALL TOURNAMENT & BBQ

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2012 @ 12 noon
WHERE: Alumni Park (Leavey Center; Santa Clara Campus)
PRIZES:
1ST PLACE PRIZE: 4 RESERVED SEASON TICKETS / TWO $100 SOUTHWEST GIFT CARDS
2ND PLACE PRIZE: 2 RESERVED SEASON TICKETS/ NIKE GEAR PACKAGE
3RD PLACE PRIZE: 2 GA TICKETS/NIKE GEAR PACKAGE
ENTRY:
$50 PER TEAM OF 2
$40 PER INDIVIDUAL
$75 BRONCO BUDDY*
$30 SCU STUDENT TEAM

*request to be matched up with a player or coach of your choosing! first come first served

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BLONGOBALL [BLAWN-GO-BAWL]
noun: a competitive yard game, played in teams of two. Points are scored by
throwing the BlongoBall at an opposing goal and wrapping the BlongoBall
around 1 of 3 rungs. BlongoBall website

BlongoBall Rules and Strategies

The rules for playing BlongoBall are simple and easy to learn. Officially the BlonGoals should be 25 feet apart, but one reason the game is so popular with so many different groups is that the distance between goals can also be closer. In a therapy setting or at an elementary school for example, the distance may be significantly reduced.

BlongoBalls are thrown by holding one ball in your hand and swinging it slowly back and forth underhanded. When ready, throw the BlongoBall at the opposite goal releasing so the BlongoBall flies with a backward rotation.

Points are scored when the BlongoBall hangs from one of the horizontal bars of the BlonGoal. The game is played until one person or team reaches exactly 21 points.

You may throw a BlongoBall and knock your opponent's BlongoBall off of a horizontal bar. This removes the corresponding points from your opponent's total and is a legitimate defensive strategy.

Questions? Or to register please contact Amanda Brown via email at ajbrown@scu.edu or call 408-554-5018.