Posted: Jan 29, 2013 6:45 PM by Brent Pearson
Updated: Jan 30, 2013 3:28 PM
FAYETTE, MO — The Central Methodist men and women's basketball programs announced the first 'Blow Pop' game taking place Saturday. The Eagles will face off against MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), as they honor long time resident of Fayette and CMU alumnus Bill Holman.
Holman was a part of Mission Control during the historic moon landing of Apollo 11 in 1969. He was part of the team that pioneered development of the artificial heart leading to the invention of the Jarvik Heart.
The CMU athletic department will pass out Blow Pops during both games and honor special presentation to Martha Holman, Bill's wife, between the women's and men's basketball games. She will also be an honary coach for both of the games.
The Holmans, avid supporters of the programs, were known to pass out Blow Pops during basketball games. The Holman's also help establish three scholorships and have been genourous to the university.