November 6, 2012

SAAC to Host Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser for Men’s Basketball Game

King Athletics and SAAC will host a relief fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy during the Tornado Men's Basketball exhibition, Nov. 6. With a donation of cash or supplies, admission will be free and fans will have a chance to win prizes.

BRISTOL, Tenn. – In lieu of the tragic events that continue to plague the northeast as a result of Hurricane Sandy, King Athletics and the King Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a relief fundraiser for those affected by its effects on Nov. 6. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable and emergency supplies or make a cash donation that will be donated to the American Red Cross to help those in need. With your donation, fans will be admitted to the game free of charge and be entered into a drawing for prizes, including a VISA gift card and iTunes gift card, in appreciation of their generosity.

Admission for the Nov. 6 men's basketball exhibition game versus University of Virginia – Wise will be waived with a monetary donation or emergency supplies to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Supplies that are welcome include bottled water, blankets, non-perishable food, and any emergency kit items. Monetary donations are preferred.

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King students, faculty, and staff that donate items a cash donation exceeding $1 will be entered into a drawing for various prizes that include King gear and apparel generously donated by the Tornado Alley Shoppe and combo dinner meal certificates for the King's Den, provided by Aramark. One ticket will be given to fans for every dollar donation received. Donations will be accepted through halftime of the game. Drawings for prizes will begin after the start of the second half.

All donations will be gifted, in their entirety, to the American Red Cross to help in the relief effort.

Hurricane Sandy has caused over an estimated $10 billion in damage spanning along the eastern seaboard of the United States, applying the most devastating destruction in the Northeast. People from over five states were evacuated, lost homes, property, and loved ones due to the tragic events of the storm. All donations of any kind will be graciously accepted.

Admission without a donation for the King/UVA-Wise game on Tuesday, Nov. 6 is $5. Tipoff for the game is set for 7 p.m. inside the Student Center Complex (Bristol, Tenn.).