April 12, 2010

FSU BB Teams To Partner With Special Olympics

Big Rapids, Mich. - For the fifth consecutive year, the Ferris State University men's and women's basketball teams will team up to help raise funds for the local Special Olympics program.

The Bulldog basketball teams are slated to compete in the fifth annual charity Heart-To-Heart and Hand-in-Hand Special Olympics Benefit Game this Tuesday (April 13) evening at FSU's Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids, Mich. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. (ET).

The event is being organized and sponsored by the Ferris Professional Recreation Association and Gamma Epsilon Tau.  Admission is $2 at the door with donations accepted.  Additionally, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle will also be part of the night's activities.

The FSU student-athletes will be split into two competing teams made up of both Bulldog men's and women's players along with local Special Olympics Area 5 athletes. Last year, the crimson team rallied from behind and scored in the closing seconds to record a thrilling 73-72 triumph over the white squad in the contest.

All donations and proceeds received from the event go to support the Special Olympics of Michigan and funds help provide uniforms, equipment, food, transportation, and tournament fees for the special olympics athletes.

Ferris State concluded the 2009-10 men's basketball campaign with a 16-13 overall record and the Bulldogs placed tied for second (13-9) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division play. In addition, FSU made its 11th GLIAC Tournament appearance and fifth in the last six years. This year also represented the eighth consecutive year the Bulldogs have won 10 or more games.

The Ferris State women's basketball team concluded the 2009-10 season with an 8-19 overall record.  The Bulldogs were 7-15 in GLIAC action and are eligible to return their entire roster intact next season after winning their final two regular-season contests.

For more information on the game, please visit this link:
http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/calendar/calendars/calendarEvent.cfm?id=7534

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