On March 27, 2006, the George Mason University Patriots pulled off the unthinkable, the unimaginable and the unpredictable on their way to the Final Four. Beating three of the previous six National Champions – Michigan State (2000) in round one, North Carolina (2005) in round two and Connecticut (2004) in overtime in the Elite Eight – head coach Jim Larranaga and his team made arguably the greatest run college basketball has ever seen.

Fast forward five men’s basketball seasons, and Mason continues to celebrate the achievements of Larranaga and his legendary 2006 team. Mason will celebrate the fifth year anniversary throughout this season, honoring members of the historic team with mini bobblehead giveaways of the starting five.

The first 1,000 fans at the Dec. 1 home game against George Washington University will receive a Folarin Campbell bobble head. The other games to collect Final Four bobbleheads series include Dec. 4 (Tony Skinn), Jan. 15 (Jai Lewis), Feb. 5 (Lamar Butler) and Feb. 12 (Will Thomas).

“We wanted to do something special for the fans that have supported us,” said Associate Athletic Director Andrew Ruge. “The Final Four anniversary is very special for us.”

Full men’s basketball promotional schedule:

Dec. 1
-Free Chick-Fil-A sandwich
-First 1,000 fans receive Folarin Campbell bobble head

-Free Chick-Fil-A sandwich -First 1,000 fans receive Folarin Campbell bobble head

Dec. 4 -Breast Cancer Awareness game

-First 1,000 fans receive Tony Skinn bobble head

-Boy Scout Day

Jan. 15 -First 1,000 fans receive Jai Lewis bobble head
Feb. 5 -Homecoming – Pre-game block party in Lot A

-First 1,000 fans receive Lamar Butler bobble head

Feb. 12 -Patriots Day

-First 1,000 fans receive Will Thomas bobble head

-Men’s Basketball Alumni Day

Feb. 24 -Senior Night