Topics: Muncie, Athletics

February 22, 2021

President Mearns holding a basketball and wearing a mask to promote Mask Madness

With all three NCAA divisions conducting their men’s basketball championships in the state of Indiana in 2021, March Madness is taking on a unique look and feel. To help promote COVID-19 safety measures, Ball State Athletics and the Muncie Sports Commission are teaming up to distribute masks as part of the NCAA’s #MaskMadness initiative.

As part of this important program, the NCAA is donating 100,000 masks to Hoosiers from across the state who are in need. Wearing a face mask is one of the simplest, most effective ways to slow the virus’ spread. Wearing a mask provides some protection to you and also protects those around you in case you are unknowingly infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. That’s why we need all Hoosiers to do their part to help slow the spread.

To pick up your official March Madness mask, visit one of these seven Muncie locations while supplies last:

Innovation Connector
1208 W White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47303
Phone: 765-285-4900
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Muncie Visitors Bureau
3700 S Madison St.
Muncie, IN 47302
Phone: 765-284-2700
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Downtown YMCA
500 S. Mulberry Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765-288-4448
Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Northwest YMCA
3500 N. Chadam Lane
Muncie, IN 47304
Phone: 765-286-0818
Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Noon-6 p.m.

Yorktown YMCA
200 S. C.R. 600 W
Yorktown, IN 47396
Phone: 765-759-8960
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-noon

Muncie Children's Museum
515 S High St.
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765-286-1660
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Ross Community Center
1110 W. 10th Street
Muncie IN 47302
Phone: 765-747-4741
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information on distribution centers around the state, visit the NCAA Mask Madness page.