(Oct 23 2008) - “Pirate Madness” Tips-Off New PC Basketball Season :
PRESS RELEASE : Monte Moore - Public Information Officer
The exciting phenomenon known in the college basketball world as “Midnight Madness” makes its debut at the Porterville College Gym on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
PC Athletic Director Eric Mendoza announced that “Pirate Madness” will usher-in the 2008-09 basketball season, as a free community event that will introduce fans to the new men’s and women’s teams – and feature a 90-minute program that will provide entertainment for all ages.
“The goal of ‘Pirate Madness’ is to unite the campus and community for a fun-filled event,” Mendoza said. “We are proud to introduce our new basketball teams, but we are equally proud to shine the spotlight on what community college athletic events have to offer. We hope this is a new tradition that our community will support for many years to come.”
The jam-packed event will feature on-court contests for PC students, clubs, faculty, and staff members, as well as K-12 students. The college invites all area basketball teams and local youth organizations to participate. Entertainment acts will include dance and cheer performances, and music from a live band and a DJ.
Among the evening’s highlights will include the PC women’s team competing in a 3-point contest and the men’s team thrilling the crowd in a slam-dunk contest. The first 500 fans in attendance will enjoy free food and promotional items. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, or to have your business donate a prize for “Pirate Madness,” please contact Eric Mendoza at (559) 791-2460 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.