Rocket Roundball Social to be held Oct. 16

October 13, 2014 | Athletics, Events
By Steve Easton



The Toledo men’s basketball program is hosting its annual Rocket Roundball Social on the main floor of Savage Arena Thursday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to The University of Toledo Men’s Basketball Progress Fund.

rocket round ball socialThe Rocket Roundball Social, which is an event that has grown into a UT basketball tradition, offers individuals the opportunity to meet Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk, his staff and players while eating food from some of Toledo’s finest restaurants.

Former college basketball coach and current ESPN game/studio analyst Dan Dakich will serve as the event’s guest speaker.

Kowalczyk is entering his fifth season at UT’s helm and has orchestrated a dramatic turnaround since his arrival in 2010. Toledo set a school record with 27 victories in the 2013-14 campaign, in addition to capturing its eighth Mid-American Conference title, appearing in its eighth National Invitation Tournament in program history, and posting its first unbeaten (15-0) home record (fourth in school history) since the 1966-67 season.

The Rockets return eight letterwinners and four starters, including first-team All-MAC guard Julius Brown, third-team All-MAC guard Justin Drummond and honorable-mention All-MAC forward J.D. Weatherspoon.

A silent and live auction will be held during the evening with some of the items available for purchase including a road trip with the Rockets, all-access program pass for a game, Toledo basketball apparel and assorted memorabilia.

Tickets are $75 and a reserved table of 10 is $1,000.

Payments can be made via cash, credit card or check. Checks should be made payable to the UT Foundation.

Reserve tickets by email at toledombb@gmail.com or contact Assistant Coach Jason Kalsow at 419.530.7739.