All of the Doane community was invited to the Railyard Gathering on Oct. 30 to celebrate before and during the Doane vs. Husker basketball game. Everyone was welcome to come for free and was served complimentary Buffalo Wings and Rings.
“The response from students and alumni was tremendous,” Executive Director of Alumni Engagement Anne Golden Ziola said.
The fun started at 5:30 p.m. and over 100 guests attended. Some chose to escape the cold to enjoy the food and drinks in the Gate 25 event space and restaurant while some sat outside around the large heat lamps, Ziola said. All the same, the Tigers watched the Doane vs. Husker basketball game on “The Cube,” the giant television in the Railyard that is visible to people in the restaurants and bars in downtown Lincoln Railyard.
While many stayed at the gathering to watch the game, 25 students won free tickets to attend the game that occurred in Pinnacle Bank Arena. Students that participated in events put on by the Student Experience such as a raffle and attending an on-campus comedy show featuring comedian “The Mandal Man” had the chance to win free tickets, an email sent to all Crete students from Campus Life said.
There were an additional 25 free tickets that were given away to alumni, Ziola said. The Alumni Office used this opportunity to fulfill their commitment to keeping the Doane community connected as is said on the Doane website.
Students and others in the Doane community could purchase tickets right before the game on StubHub and other vendor sites, Ziola said.
The students that could not make it to Lincoln to watch the event could watch it on campus in Nyrop Hall while enjoying apple cider and caramel apples.