Rocket basketball to bring ‘Tricks, Treats and Dunks’ Oct. 26

October 24, 2016 | Athletics, Events
By Steve Easton

The University of Toledo basketball teams will host “Tricks, Treats and Dunks,” a special season preview, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. in Savage Arena. Admission is free.

The evening will begin with kids trick-or-treating from 6 to 7 p.m. at stations located in the arena concourses, watching “mad scientists” (UT engineering students) perform demonstrations, or visiting a haunted house inside the Fetterman Gym. Fans can dress in their Halloween costumes and receive treats and prizes.

bball Halloween artFree schedule posters also will be provided for fans to get autographs from UT men’s and women’s basketball players.

At 7 p.m., the fun will move onto Nichols Court, where a contest for best Halloween costume will be judged. Prizes will be given out to best costumes for children. There also will be raffle prizes for both fans and UT students throughout the night.

Following the Halloween costume contest, the 2016-17 UT men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced. The Rockets will participate in an all-star shootout that will feature a player, a Rocket Kids Club member, and either a UT student or fan. The event will conclude with a slam-dunk contest for the men’s team.

A Halloween walk also will be provided by UT Residence Life leaders at approximately 7:45 p.m. for children interested in trick-or-treating at five residence halls — Parks Tower, Presidents Hall, Ottawa House, International House and McComas Village.

Fans can purchase snacks from the concession stands as they watch the action and listen to music played by a DJ.

The UT Athletic Ticket Office will be open during the event for fans who wish to purchase season tickets or who want more information about tickets. Fans also may call 419.530.GOLD (4653) for more information.

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