CONTACT:

Jeff Verklan, RIC Marketing Director

 

December 13, 2006

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THEIR

“TAKE A KID TO THE GAME” PROGRAM

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I.–Come out to The Murray Center on the campus of Rhode Island College on January 13, when the women’s and men’s basketball teams are in action against UMass Boston. All area children are invited to attend the upcoming scheduled “Take A Kid to the Game day.” Kids will have an opportunity to experience the college game-day atmosphere when Rhode Island College hosts NCAA Basketball’s ninth annual Take A Kid to the Game® (TAKG) day celebration.  Children, ages 12 and younger, will receive a FREE ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket ($3), to watch the Anchorwomen and Anchormen take on Little East Conference rival Beacons at The Murray Center.  The Anchorwomen tip off at 1 p.m., while the Anchormen follow at 3 p.m.

 

Rhode Island College is hosting one of more than 700 games that will be played across the nation this season as part of the Take A Kid to the Game program. The project is a grass roots initiative that attracts the nation’s youth and encourages adults to take kids to area college basketball games.

 

Tickets for this special game which are available now can be reserved by contacting Jeff Verklan in the Rhode Island College Athletic Department at (401) 456-8260 or via email, jverklan@ric.edu. Tickets will be available at the door, but call in advance to guarantee your seats!

 

NCAA Basketball® is a national sponsor of the Take A Kid to the Game program.  To learn about other NCAA Basketball initiatives, please visit www.ncaa.org/bkbmarketingresource.org for more information.