Friday, September 19, 2008
Grizzzz-ball: Grizzly Gathering promises top opponents, b-ball excitement at The Palace
Calling all Grizzlies basketball fans! It’s time once again to gather with your fellow alumni for two exciting Oakland University basketball events at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Coming this December, the OU men’s basketball team will take on both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. The televised games are set for Saturday, Dec. 20 (OU Grizzlies vs. the University of Michigan) and Saturday, Dec. 27 (OU Grizzlies vs. Michigan State University.)
Prior to the Dec. 27 game against Michigan State University, a special Grizzly Gathering pre-game reception will be held exclusively for OU fans in the Ameriprise Room in the Palace of Auburn Hills.
“The Grizzly Gathering at the Palace is a fantastic event and this year we’re especially excited about the program,” says Tracy Huth, OU athletic director. “We have a highly recognized opponent, a quality venue with delicious food, and a great opportunity for alumni to gather with their former classmates and friends.”
Huth said the Grizzly Gathering event is also a perfect opportunity to show off the university to the community.
“Our alumni take pride in the school and this is a great time to show off the university in this highly visible venue,” he says.
Cost is $50 per adult and $40 per child 12 and younger. This price includes the game ticket to the OU vs. MSU game and admission to the December 27 pre-game reception in the Ameriprise Room. All reception attendees will also receive a free OU t-shirt.
Call the OUAA event hotline at (248) 364-6140 for more information and to register. Those who register before December 1 will have their game tickets mailed directly to them. Those who register after that date will be able to pick up their tickets on campus at the alumni relations office in the John Dodge House or at the Palace will call window. The registration deadline for all orders in December 15.
Please note the Grizzly Gathering pre-game reception will take place only on December 27. For information on the December 20 game against the University of Michigan, contact OU Athletics at 248-370-3190 or the Palace Box Office at 248-377-0100.