7 Reasons to Go to the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational

(even if you don't like basketball!)

Now in its 57th year, the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is the oldest collegiate holiday basketball tournament in the country, and a holiday tradition for thousands of area basketball fans. If that's enough of a reason to go, take a look at a few more we've put together.
 
Historic venue.
It's the Don, the house that Don Haskins built, for crying out loud. If you’ve lived in this region for any length of time, you HAVE to have good memories of this place. If you have the time, walk around the concourse and look at the trophies and memorabilia displayed. It's a fun history lesson.
 
Players who play for the love of it.
College kids play for school pride and the love of the game. They're passionate and unjaded, leaving everything they’ve got on the court.
 
The madness.
Nothing gives us chills more than when the Don fills with the sound of booming voices and the UTEP fight song bounces off the walls. There's no greater emotion than feeling a part of something, and when you go to an Invitational game, you experience what it means to be part of the Miner family. So, let's get our "picks up!"
 
It's fun for the whole family.
UTEP's mascot, Paydirt Pete, roams the halls and stands ready for high-fives and quick selfies. With game break entertainment and half-time promotions (musical beanbags anyone?), you're sure never to get bored. 
 
The food.
Warm kettle corn and pecans. Delicious burritos. Hot dogs with EVERYTHING. Take your pick of these and more to satisfy your hunger. Nom!
 
You could win the half-time promotion and $250.
The WestStar half-time entertainment is a fun, interactive promotion with a grand prize of $250 each night. Who couldn’t use some extra holiday cash?
 
Tickets start at only $6.
The options are flexible, too. You can get 4-game, 2-night package starting at $10 or a 2-game, 1-night package for as little as $6. Visit our Invitational page, the UTEP ticket center, or ticketmaster.com to find the best deal for you.