FGCU Basketball To Hold Preseason Party
Thursday, October 14, 2010
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fans will get a chance to get their first look at the 2010-11 FGCU men’s and women’s basketball teams on Monday, Oct. 18 during the “Preseason Party” at Alico Arena.

The event, which is free to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill in the Alico Arena VIP Suite for just $10. During the dinner, coaches and players from both teams will mingle with fans. To RSVP for the dinner, please contact Audrey Campbell at acampbell@fgcu.edu or (239) 590-7107.

Players and coaches from both teams will be introduced prior to their scrimmages, while door prizes and raffles will be drawn throughout night. The women’s basketball team will tip things off with a blue and green inter-squad scrimmage from 6:00-6:30 p.m. followed by a three-point shootout in which eight players from each squad will compete. The winner from the men’s and women’s team will square off in the championship.

Following the three-point contest, the men’s team will take the floor for their live scrimmage and will wrap-up the basketball portion of the evening with a dunk contest.

The evening will conclude around 8 p.m. with an autograph session and the grand prize drawing for a Dinner for 10 at Pinchers Crab Shack.

The entire event will run in conjunction with a "Select a Seat Night" where all available seats or seat upgrades for the upcoming season will be marked. Fans will get the chance to test out different seats during all the action and those who purchase season tickets during the event will get put in a special drawing.

Single-game tickets can be purchased through the FGCU Ticket Office in Alico Arena either in person or by phone at (239) 590-7145 beginning on Monday, Nov. 1. Tickets are also available at www.FGCUathletics.com/tickets.