Dambrot Bobblehead Giveaway, Akron General Health and Wellness Day Highlight Saturday Hoops Doubleheader
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AKRON, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference East Division-leading women's and men's basketball teams will compete Saturday in the inaugural Akron Health and Wellness Day doubleheader, featuring a bobblehead giveaway of men's head coach Keith Dambrot. The Zips women's squad takes on Ball State at James A. Rhodes Arena at 5 p.m. ET, followed immediately by the men's team facing Bowling Green at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at GoZips.com/Tickets, by phone at 1-888-99-AKRON (25766) or in person at The C.P. and Cornelia S. Chima Athletics Ticket Office at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field (located at 375 E. ExchangeStreet, near Gate 1 at the southwest corner of the venue, at the intersection of E. Exchange and S. Union streets), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mini plans are available for the four remaining men's games versus Bowling Green, North Dakota State on Feb. 22 as part the Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event, Miami (March 5) and Kent State (March 8 or 9). For $30 fans can buy a General Admission seat or for $48 an Upper Reserved seat to their choice of three of those games. A complimentary winter hat will be given out for each seat purchased.
The first 1,500 fans in attendance on Saturday with a men's ticket will be given a voucher to receive a Dambrot bobblehead, with doors opening at 4 p.m. This is the second and final installment of this season's bobblehead collection giveaway, with the Dambrot bobblehead completing the set with the previously distributed LeBron James bobblehead. Fans can attend both games with either a men's or women's ticket, but only those with a men's ticket will be given a bobblehead voucher.
Akron General Wellness stations featuring free health screenings, giveaways and activities will be setup throughout the arena. Fans will have an opportunity to play Wellness Bingo, an interactive game that provides fans with health tips. Those in attendance will be able to make signs, with prizes going to the top three as voted on by the crowd. After the women’s game, fans will be encouraged to walk a few laps around the track inside the arena.
The women’s contest will also serve as Youth Team Day. Local youth teams comprised of eighth graders and younger can wear their team’s jerseys to the game and receive admission for $4 and be entered to win a basketball autographed by the women’s team.