Two Events Set To Celebrate The Start Of Basketball Season
Sept. 17, 2008
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- The East Carolina University men's and women's basketball teams will hold the annual Purple-Gold Fan Jam, Friday, October 17, inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to celebrate the beginning of basketball practice.
The 2008 Fan Jam will run from 5 p.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. Admission is free; doors will open at 4:45 p.m. and concessions will be available. The first 1,000 ECU students with a valid ECU One-Card will receive a free ECU basketball t-shirt.
The event will feature routines by the ECU dance team, introductions, scrimmages by the ECU men's and women's basketball teams, and a special performance by the Zooperstars, who were recently featured on NBC's "America's Got Talent." The event will be hosted by Oldies 107.9 radio personality Jeff Diamond.
ECU basketball season ticket holders, Pirate Club and Student Pirate Club members are also invited to attend Pirate All-Access on October 25 with Basketball Hall of Fame Member and TNT analyst Charles Barkley.
The event will feature a closed practice beginning at 12 noon and guests will have the opportunity to meet Barkley. Following practice all basketball season ticket holders will be invited to a meet-and-greet with Barkley and the ECU basketball coaching staff in Harvey Hall beginning at 3 p.m.
Information on purchasing season tickets is available on-line at www.ecupirates.com.