Monday, March 8, 2010

Students, staff, alumni attend Timberwolves game

Cardinal Staff

With more than 125 tickets sold at Saint Mary’s University, tomorrow night’s Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets game will be attended by many current students, staff and alumni.

The upper-level tickets went on sale for $10, and lower level tickets sold for $30. With the purchase of either ticket, friends of SMU are able to have round trip transportation to the Target Center from the Winona campus, a pre-game reception on the Executive Suite Level (food and beverages provided) and the opportunity to network with Timberwolves staff and SMU alumni.

“Do people realize that this is a steal,” said sophomore Cory Madison. “Typically these tickets go for like $100 dollars!”

Tickets were available at this price through the help of SMU alumni and Timberwolves staff, Ryan Tanke ’96, Jim Buffo ’96, and Eric Caulfield ’96, all of whom will be giving a “chalk-talk” to those attending the pre-game reception. Brother William Mann, president of the university, will also be talking at the reception and enjoying the game with the SMU community.

“This is a huge opportunity for current students to build and strengthen a relationship with alumni,” said Leadership Gift Officer Dominic Lawerence, who also played a pivotal role in organizing the event. “This event is a start to a healthy relationship with the Timberwolves organization that can open the door to internships and possibly landing an entry level position.”

Tip-off for the game will be taking place at 7 p.m. Be sure to watch on T.V. and keep a look out for your friends at the game!

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