November 03, 2006

Central Florida Chapter to Host Pre-game Gathering

by Laura Taylor

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The SIU Alumni Association's Central Florida Chapter will be hosting two pre-game receptions during the Old Spice Classic prior to the Saluki men's basketball tournament games.

The Old Spice Classic takes place in Orlando, Fla. Nov. 23, 24 and 26 at the Milk House in Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. The pre-game receptions are located on the second floor of the baseball stadium, east of the Milk House.

The first reception is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 prior to the Saluki game versus the Arkansas Razorbacks. The second reception is set for 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, depending on the Salukis tournament schedule. Both reception dates will feature cash bars, and all times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

For more information about this event, or to make reservations please contact Terry Gannon at 727/367-2542 or

SIU alumni, students and friends who are interested in attending the tournament can purchase tickets Those interested in travel packages can contact the official travel planner of the Old Spice Classic, Anthony Travel at 800/736-6377 or visit

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