Not very long ago I wrote about the awesome time Dustin, Willow, and I had while attending the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game against the Miami Heat. I kept thinking that the older girls would have had a blast as well, but taking three little ones to an NBA basketball game seemed like a rather daunting task. Next thing I knew we were invited to the April 3rd game against the Brooklyn Nets as a family to attend Moondog Night. And so our family of five with three kiddos under the age of five headed to Cleveland.
I love that the Cavs have these theme nights throughout the season that really appeal to families with young children. For Moondog night the first 5,000 children fourteen or younger each received their very own Moondog jersey – even Willow got a jersey…. though she may not fit in it for a few years, hehe. As a special treat after arriving at Quicken Loans Arena we had the privilege of meeting Moondog and he even signed the girls jersey’s.
After we were finished with the Moondog Meet & Greet there was a little time to kill before the game started at 7PM. The girls were thrilled to see all of the fun activities they could do before we made our way to our seats and I was even more thrilled to see that they were all free. The girls wanted to do everything and so bit by bit they got all decked out for the game.
There were also tables set up to make signs, performances by the Scream Team, and lots more going on. We were all ready for the game to start so we grabbed some snacks from one of the many concession stands and made our way to our seats. Once there the girls dug in to the food, hehe.
The pre-game definitely caught the girl’s attention. They loved the fire shooting out of the swords on all four corners of the Qtube. In fact Kaelyn has told me numerous times that was her favorite part of the whole night.
Even once the game started the entire night was still centered around the kiddos in attendance. When fans were caught on camera and put on the Qtube it was almost always children. A little boy near us was in a “dance-off” on the big screen and I totally think he shoulda won, hehe. Members of the Scream Team even worked their way around the seats shaking hands and taking pictures with young fans too. Alleigh thought these dancers were pretty awesome and was excited to get her picture taken with one of them.
Oh and the game was pretty good too, hehe. In a nut shell… Cleveland Cavaliers games aren’t just for adults. If you have young kiddos I highly suggest checking out a Cavs game because they will have a blast. The Cavs might be done for this season, but definitely put attending a game next season at Quicken Loans Arena on your must-do list. I know we will be!