Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Info on "Basketbash"

From UGA Athletics:

GEORGIA BASKETBALL INVITES YOU TO "BASKETBASH" FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
The Georgia basketball programs will host "Basketbash...It's Midnight Somewhere!" at Stegeman Coliseum on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7-10 p.m. to celebrate the opening of their pre-season practices.

The event will provide fans with a sneak peak at the 2012-13 basketball teams and also include interactive games, giveaways for UGA students and a performance by comedian Dan Ahdoot. Basketbash will be hosted by Ryan Cameron, V103 radio personality and Atlanta Hawks announcer.

The first 1,500 UGA students in the lower section of Stegeman will receive Basketbash t-shirts, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and Papa John's pizza. In addition, students in the lower section will be eligible to win prizes, including a Kindle Fire, iPad and gift cards.

From 7-8 p.m., both the Georgia men's and women's basketball team will sign autographs on the Stegeman Coliseum concourse. Inflatable games, face painting and balloon artists also will be available on the concourse at that time.

From 8-9:30, the basketball teams will conduct workouts and the popular halftime act Simon Sez will entertain the crowd. Ahdoot, a former finalist on the NBC show Last Comic Standing, will wrap up the evening with a comedy set from 9:30-10. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ahdoot is one of the most popular acts on college campuses across the country, having performed at more than 300 colleges to date.

The event is being co-hosted by the UGA Athletic Association, University Union and Dawgs After Dark. Admission is free.

Fans can follow all of events and obtain the latest information by visiting www.georgiadogs.com/basketbash .