Hackettstown, N.J., April 16, 2014 – Centenary College will be hosting a basketball competition between the New York City Jaguars and the Hackettstown community at6:30 p.m. April 26, 2014. Prior to the game there will be a Fan Fest at 3 p.m. and a Youth Clinic at 5 p.m. The event will be held in the John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center.
The pre-game Fan Fest will kick off with games and prizes. The activities will follow a carnival theme with games like KanJam available to participants. Food for the event will be provided by Mama’s Café and Frank’s Pizza.
Following the activities, the Youth Clinic will begin with a special Meet and Greet, where young visitors will have the opportunity to meet with and talk to players from the Jaguars. The Meet and Greet is intended for children between first and eighth grade.
The basketball game will follow after the Youth Clinic, starting with the singing of the National Anthem, performed by Centenary student Rachel Grant. Playing a game against the Jaguars will be members of the Hackettstown community, including basketball players from Hackettstown High School, local firefighters, Centenary College coaches and Centenary alumni. More activities for visitors will be held at halftime.
A portion of the proceeds for the event will benefit the Perricone Family Sports Management Scholarship. The event is being organized and held by students of Professor David Perricone’s Event Administration and Sponsorship class.
“We are really excited we could help bring this all together,” says student Thomas Rayfield. “It allows us to apply the things we’ve learned in class, and at the same time we get to hold an event for the community. We are so grateful the Jaguars agreed to participate and we hope this opportunity becomes an annual tradition.”
The support for the game comes from more than just the Jaguars. Other groups, such as local golf organizations and Youth1.com are getting involved, as well as other sports teams, such as the New York Jets and the New York Red Bulls.
Admission to the Youth Clinic is $5. Admission to the Jaguars game is also $5, but Centenary students may pay only $1 for admission to the game if they present their identification card. Special group prices are available.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Professor David Perricone at (908) 852-1400, ext. 2357. Please RSVP by April 24, 2014.