October 11, 2012

Islanders Basketball Tip-Off Banquet set for Oct. 29

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CORPUS CHRISTI – ESPN and ABC Basketball analyst Jimmy Dykes will be the guest speaker at the 2012 Islanders Basketball Tip-Off Banquet, presented by Stripes, the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Department of Athletics announced today. The event, which benefits the Islanders men's and women's basketball programs, will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Stripes Support Center.

"We're excited to have such a high-profile member of the college basketball community as Jimmy Dykes serve as our guest speaker for this event," Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby said. "It should be a great evening celebrating our basketball programs, and I know our staunch supporters will really enjoy it.

"I also want to extend my gratitude to the Susser Family and Stripes for hosting this event," he added. "What they do for Islanders Athletics is immeasurable, and I know we wouldn't be where we are as an athletics department without their commitment to our program."

A single ticket to the event is $75, with additional sponsorship options ranging from $800 to $2,500. Seating is limited at the event, so guests are asked to R.S.V.P. by Oct. 23 to Suzette Hamer at 361-825-3211 or via email at suzette.hamer@tamucc.edu. Doors open for the event at 6 p.m. with dinner slated to begin at 6:30. All proceeds from the event go directly to Islanders Basketball.

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