Let’s put some energy behind the 2017–18 basketball season right off the block! Come show your Cougar spirit at the fifth annual College of Charleston Basketball Block Party on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Kicking off the men’s and women’s basketball seasons, the block party has become one of the College’s most anticipated traditions, bringing Cougars fans together on George Street (between St. Philip and Glebe streets) for games, music, giveaways, food and – most importantly – team introductions.

RELATED: Check out the full schedules for the men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams.

DJ NattyHeavy will introduce both the CofC men’s and women’s basketball teams at this free and open-to-the-public event, so don’t miss this chance to meet and greet the players and coaching staffs (and even get their autographs!) – and get some free swag while you’re at it! In addition to receiving free Basketball Block Party 2017 T-shirts, the first 250 students to arrive will get free food from Kickin’ Chicken.

RELATED: Read about DJ NattyHeavy and how he keeps the crowd pumped at Cougars basketball games.

But don’t worry: With photo booths, a CofC Bounce House, Jason’s Jump Castles, ping pong and Jenga tables and, of course, DJ NattyHeavy spinning his tunes under the live oaks of the Cistern Yard, there’s something for everyone! All attendees can pick up free buttons, pennants, koozies, posters and more!

Season tickets are still on sale for both men’s and women’s basketball – and mini plans for men’s basketball are now available for purchase and priced at $60 for the Pick 4 Mini Plan and $45 for Pick 3 Mini Plan.

RELATED: Get your tickets to this season’s basketball games.

All photos of the 2016 Basketball Block Party by Michael Wiser.