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REF NO.: 36

SUBJECT: Public invited to attend Celebrity Basketball Challenge
DATE: Oct. 14, 2003

Memorial University would like to invite the public to its first annual Celebrity Basketball Challenge on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Admission is by charitable donation, with proceeds going to the campus food bank.

People are encouraged to come out and see a team of local celebrities (including Alan Doyle of the band Great Big Sea) face off in a friendly basketball game against athletes from Memorial's various varsity teams. Teams from local elementary schools will also play each other in games leading up to the main event. Prize draws, half-time shoot-outs, cheerleader performances and tours of The Works sporting facility will increase the fun and excitement!

Event Details:
Wednesday, Oct. 15

The Works, Field House, Memorial University's St. John's Campus
Lead-up games at 4:30 p.m.; Celebrity game at 6 p.m.

The Celebrity Basketball challenge is part of Celebrate Memorial 2003, an annual two-week festival that reflects Memorial's many connections to the community.

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