Gonzaga Community, Spokane Respond to Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel started March Madness off early this week, joking on national TV that he doesn't believe Gonzaga exists. His series of monologues started a fun back-and-forth between Kimmel and members of the Gonzaga Community from Spokane and across the nation. #gonzagaexists
Kimmel Not Convinced Gonzaga is Real
YouTube playlist with other Kimmel videos, responses by Gonzaga community
Gonzaga Community, Spokane Respond
The University responded to the kerfuffle on its official Twitter account by issuing a challenge.
Gonzaga School of Law
Dean Jacob Rooksby and students at the Gonzaga School of Law swore an oath from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson that Gonzaga does, in fact, exist.
The organizers of Spokane's world-famous 3-on-3 Hoopfest basketball event extended an invitation for Kimmel to play in it this summer.
@SpokaneHoopfest: Hey @jimmykimmel, here is your physical evidence that #gonzagaexists. @IMDb says you take time off at the end of June, so come play in the largest 3on3 tournament in the world June 29-30, 2019. Lace 'em up @MattDamonOnline and @IAMGUILLERMO. #KimmelToTheKennel #Hoopfest2019
The tourism specialists jumped on the opportunity to promote the city with a series of Tweets.
Gonzaga Student Creates Online Petition
A Gonzaga student created an online petition on change.org to request that Kimmel serve as the university's commencement speaker in May. As of Friday afternoon, more than 1,200 members of the Gonzaga community (and counting) had signed it.