October 5, 2013

Fran Fraschilla to Headline 2013 Islanders Basketball Tip-Off Banquet

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's basketball team will host the 2013 Islanders Basketball Tip-Off Banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Corpus Christi Country Club. ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla will be the guest speaker at the event.

"We're excited to have someone as well-respected and dynamic as Fran Fraschilla to headline our Tip-Off Banquet this year," Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby said. "He is one of the most recognizable people in college basketball, and it will be outstanding to have him with the Islanders that evening. It should be a great event for our supporters and an outstanding way to start the 2013-14 season."

Tickets for the event start at $50 for an individual ticket, while a table of 10 can be purchased for $450. Sponsorship packages range from $600 to $2,000 for those wishing to go the extra mile for the basketball programs.

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In addition to Fraschilla, head coaches Willis Wilson and Royce Chadwick will speak at the event. Representatives of both basketball teams will also address the crowd. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the event, with dinner to be served at 6:45.

To guarantee a spot, please RSVP to Suzette Hamer by Oct. 25 by calling 825-3211 or emailing suzette.hamer@tamucc.edu