Military and Youth Appreciation Basketball Games in January 2018

Military and Youth Appreciation Basketball Games in January 2018

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's and women's basketball teams present Military Appreciation Night and Youth Appreciation Day on the first two home basketball doubleheaders of the New Year.

Military Appreciation Night will be on Wednesday, January 3 as the St. Mary's women's team tips off a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader against Southern Virginia University at 6:00 p.m., followed by the men at 8:00 p.m.

All active and retired military and/or their families with proper military ID will receive FREE admission to both games. Military personnel-only raffle events will also take place and are being sponsored by St. Inie's Coffee, Cook's Liquors & Deli, Hacienda Los Guayabos, Linda's Café, St. James Deli & Spirits, Mission BBQ, and many other local businesses.

Youth Appreciation Day, with special recognition of the Chesapeake Charter School and the FLOW Mentoring program, will take place on Saturday, January 6 as the Seahawk basketball team hosts Wesley College. Get ready for another conference twin bill as the women take the court at 2:00 p.m., followed by the men at 4:00 p.m.

Team members from the Sunday Youth Basketball League (SYBL) and the St. Mary's Recreational Youth Basketball Program who wear their uniforms will receive FREE admission for themselves and one family member to Saturday's doubleheader. A FREE one (1)-hour basketball clinic for all youth in attendance covering basketball fundamentals and skills will follow 15-20 minutes after the end of the men's game.

All four games occur in the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, 19050 Hill Commons Drive on the St. Mary's College campus. For additional tickets purchased at the door, prices are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and non-St. Mary's College students. 

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