The State Fair Community College (SFCC) Roadrunner's basketball teams held a "Back the Roadrunners" Night on Monday, October 1. The evening was a chance for the community to see what the Men's and Women's Roadrunners look like, as they put on a skills challenge and dunk contest.  This year the program added a Community vs State Fair Community College Administration/Faculty game.  The Community team was coached by SFCC Board President Gary Noland and the Assistant Coach was SFCC Head Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Thomas.  The Administration/Faculty were coached by SFCC History Instructor Jim Page and the Assistant Coach was SFCC Head Women's Basketball Coach Kevin Bucher.

The Men's Team won the skills challenge and Dashawn Stitt wowed the crowd with his dunks.

The Administration/Faculty won by a score of  48-29.  However, the real winner of this was the Buddy Pack Program.  State Fair Community College asked those that came to bring food items that could be donated to the Buddy Pack Program, which ensures kids in school have healthy meals over the weekend.  Athletic Director Darren Pannier and Spirit Squad Director Dana Page, said they raised over 10,000 items to donate to the Buddy Pack Program and an additional $300 was raised during the night on donations.

It was great to see all the new players for the teams and be part of a special night. I hope to see this become a great tradition.  Good luck to the Men's and Women's Roadrunners.

The Faculty/Administrators of SFCC that played on the Rowdies  were Elizabeth McKinney of Student Services; Robin Hargrave of the Library; John Morris of Marketing; Mike Matalone of Great Western Inc; Donnie Luper of the Art Department; Ryan Porter of ETS; Steven Schiener, the Dean of Academics; instructor Dan Page; Assistant Women's Coach Buck Scheel; Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Josh Sash; Erin Wilson of the Nursing Department; Dean of Technology Education Mark Kelchner; and Shelly Williams of the Business Office.

The Community Celebrities that played on the Coyotes Team were Bob Satnan of the Sedalia Democrat; Sara Pannier of the Sedalia School District; Kyle Herrick of Bryant Motors; Chuck Marshall of McDonald's; Attorney Spencer Eisenmenger; Kyle Weymuth of W.K. Chevrolet; Doug Sokolowski of KSIS/KSDL/KXKX; Sarah Grupe and Mike Trammell of Peak Performance; Nate Ahern of the Missouri State Highway Patrol; Attorney Laurie Ward; Dennis Hagedorn of Pummil's; Larry Ward of the Sedalia Police; and TJ Soyoye of Bothwell Regional Health Center.