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Basketball Enthusiasts Invited to UMaine Event

University of Maine students and basketball fans are invited to participate in a “Shoot, Slam and Shuffle” event with UMaine basketball players at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the New Balance Student Recreation Center.

“Knockout for a Cause,” is organized by the Theta Chi fraternity as a fundraiser for Spruce Run, a nonprofit center serving people who have been affected by domestic abuse. Participants will play the basketball game Knockout, with winners advancing to championship rounds. Participants may register for the event in advance or at the door.

The UMaine basketball teams will be introduced at 9 p.m. and a dunk and shooting contest will take place after a brief warm-up. The event ends with a dance-off between the teams. Students may enter an open dunk contest prior to 9 p.m., with the winner advancing to the team dunk contest. The winners of the Knockout contest will compete with the basketball team in a shooting contest. Drinks and pizza will be available.

The event is an opportunity to get a look at UMaine’s 2012–13 basketball teams before the season begins.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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