Friday, October 03, 2008

Maryland Basketball Team Shares spotlight with Gymkana

Just passing along a press release from the Maryland sports info dept:


Free tickets available to annual Terrapin basketball showcase

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The 2008 version of Maryland Madness hits the Comcast Center on Friday, Oct. 17, with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Free tickets are available to fans on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP to reserve seats.

The introduction of both the University of Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams will highlight the evening. The annual dramatic entrance onto the floor by men’s head coach Gary Williams will again be one of the special moments of a great evening.

Among the numerous activities planned for this year’s Maryland Madness are games, giveaways and activities for fans and students. Students arriving early will receive a T-shirt, courtesy of Pepsi. The spirit squad, dance team and the Maryland Gymkana Troupe are scheduled to perform.

Following the performances, the women’s basketball team will be introduced to the crowd, including comments by head coach Brenda Frese prior to the women’s scrimmage. The men’s team, including Williams, will be introduced to the crowd following the women’s scrimmage.

The University of Maryland Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will again sponsor a canned food drive for the event. Fans are encouraged to donate items to the Capital Area Food Bank. Drop locations will be situated inside the Comcast Center entrances, manned by members of Maryland student-athletes.

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