Pick up tickets today to watch some former UConn greats participate in the Aug. 4 Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Game at Mohegan Sun arena. The press release, along with ticket information, is below:
UConn coach Jim Calhoun is hosting an alumni all-star basketball game – the Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Game – as part of the Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic. Proceeds from the game and the entire Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic will benefit the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the UConn Health Center.
This charity all-star basketball game, which has been sanctioned to allow NBA players to participate, will be played at 7:30PM at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Many of the great players who have played for Coach Calhoun during the past twenty years are expected to participate. Ray Allen, Emeka Okafor, Ben Gordon, Rip Hamilton, Caron Butler, Kevin Ollie, Donyell Marshall, Khalid El-Amin, Doron Sheffer, Ricky Moore and Rudy Gay, among others, have played in past charity games at Mohegan Sun. Two teams of Coach Calhoun’s former players will play in a collegiate-style game.
“I am excited to be able to once again bring so many of my former players back together for what should be a special reunion for them and for the fans of Connecticut. I am also pleased that proceeds from the game will go to fight America’s number #1 killer – heart disease,” said Coach Jim Calhoun.
Since 1999, the Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic has raised more than $6 million for cardiology research and care at the UConn Health Center’s Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center.
The charity game’s title sponsor is Mohegan Sun and it is presented by Whelen Engineering in association with Comcast.
Tickets are $12 to $25 and are now on at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office. To purchase game tickets, call Ticketmaster at 800.345.7000, go to Ticketmaster.com, or visit the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
For more information about the 2012 Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Basketball Game presented by Whelen Engineering and the Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic, please call the event’s organizers, Gold, Orluk & Partners, at 860.674.1500.