Food Drive Offers Buy One, Get One Free Tickets Wednesday Night

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Athletics, in conjunction with the Student Government Association, will hold a canned food drive at the American Bank Center for the Islanders men's basketball game against Rice. Fans who donate two canned food items will receive a buy one, get one free voucher to use at the game.

Throughout the month of November, students at the university have donated non-perishable canned good items for the Metro Ministries of Corpus Christi to use throughout the holiday season. Wednesday's game is the final collection date for this drive. Donations can be dropped off at the East entrance (water side) of the American Bank Center.

The Islanders and Owls are set to tip off at 7 p.m. downtown at the American Bank Center. A&M-Corpus Christi is coming off a 2-1 performance at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Basketball Tournament, with victories over IPFW and Texas-Pan American. By virtue of the team's win over IPFW, the Islanders were the unofficial tourney champs.

For tickets prior to the day of game, call 825-BALL (2255) or visit