Lamba Bonanza set for January 14

Stuart Hughes

The 20th annual South Dakota State University Lamb Bonanza begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in Frost Arena on the SDSU campus.

The event showcases SDSU’s support of lamb and wool production in South Dakota during State men’s and women’s basketball games.

The South Dakota Sheep Growers’ Association will serve leg of lamb sandwiches and lamb spread starting at 4 p.m. on the track on the north side of the arena.

The Jackrabbits face the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos; the women’s game starts at 5 p.m. and the men’s game tips off at 7:30 p.m.

During halftime of the men’s game, six lamb pelts will be auctioned. Four pelts are emblazoned with “SDSU,” and two of the pelts feature the Jackrabbit emblem. Proceeds from the sales provide scholarships to undergraduates in the SDSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences and the SDSU Athletic Department.

The departments of athletics and animal and range sciences, along with the South Dakota Sheep Growers’ Association sponsor the 2012 Lamb Bonanza.