BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College
athletic department will be hosting the NCAA's annual Take a Kid to
the Game program on Saturday, January 8, in Williams Gymnasium,
announced athletic director Craig McPhail Tuesday.
Lees-McRae is scheduled to host Conference Carolinas' foe Mount
Olive College in addition to the Take a Kid to the Game program, a
program designed to allow kids to experience the game-day
atmosphere of college basketball.
As part of the program, Youth (ages 17 and under), will receive
a free ticket to the contest with the purchase of a full-price
adult admission ($3). The initiative provides free admission for
any youth who arrives at the arena wearing their youth league
basketball jersey. Additional student tickets can be purchased at
$1 at the gate.
The women's contest is slated to tip off at 2 p.m., followed by
the men's game at 4 p.m. There will be hand-outs provided to all
youth who attend, and there will be a special contest taking place
at halftime of each competition during the afternoon.
Come on out, support the Bobcats, and Take a Kid to the