PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites all area children to attend their upcoming basketball game, Jan. 23 against Bethune-Cookman University. Children have the opportunity to experience a college basketball game as UMES hosts their annual “Take A Kid to the Game” (TAKG) program. Children, ages 12 and younger, will receive a free admission with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket, to watch the Hawks take on the Wildcats. The women tip off at 2 p.m. followed by the men at approximately 4 p.m.
UMES is one of more than 200 schools across the nation that are hosting a game in this campaign focused on allowing youth the opportunity to attend collegiate athletic events.
“We encourage you to save the date. UMES is excited about this event where kids from the community will have a chance to be a part of our game day experience and support our Take A Kid to the Game program,” Keith Davidson athletic director for the Hawks said. “This game day experience is an opportunity for children to spend quality time with a parent or role model and learn about sportsmanship that can be demonstrated on the playing field.”
This is the 19th year in a row that UMES has hosted The Take A Kid to the Game program. Children who register will receive a voucher for free food & drink and be eligible to participate in games and contests. Harry T. Hawk, will also be on hand and parents can sign their child up to be a part of the WeeHawks program. Children can also receive free balloons, temporary tattoos, make their own posters and pose for a photo with Harry. Games, contests, play areas and more will also be available to the children, as well as inflatables thanks to Parties, Etc. in Salisbury, Maryland.
Tickets for this special game, are available now and can be purchased online at umestickets.com. One paid adult admission covers up to 10 FREE children’s tickets. Children who are over the age of 12 are also eligible to receive a complimentary admission but must fill out a separate registration form for the NCAA and are not eligible for the prizes. To register please click here. For more information, contact Airis Thomas at 410-621-3358 or at firstname.lastname@example.org