Thursday January 19, 2012

Tweet For A Seat

Flyer basketball fans at the men's remaining home games will have a chance to "tweet for a seat" and win free tickets to the First Four games.

The Road to the Final Four begins in Dayton again this year with the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First Four games March 13-14 at the University of Dayton Arena.

Get caught up in the Madness Momentum at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, as the Dayton Flyers take on the Xavier Musketeers at University of Dayton Arena. The game is sold out. Starting at noon, fans can visit a display inside the arena, where they can win prizes and purchase tickets to the First Four games. Anyone purchasing tickets at the UD-Xavier game will receive a free T-shirt.

More than 10,000 tickets have already been spoken for, and the local organizing committee is shooting for a sell-out. Individuals and businesses will have an opportunity to purchase game tickets and donate them to the families of men and women who are deployed.

Starting with the Xavier game and continuing with the season's remaining home games, fans can "Tweet for a Seat." Fans will be randomly selected to receive two free tickets to all the First Four games as well as access to the VIP sponsor lounge.

“We want to show the nation and the world what all of us already know — that Dayton, Ohio, is a basketball town and the perfect location for the NCAA First Four games,” said Don Donoher, legendary Dayton Flyers coach (1964-1989).

The festivities for the First Four will start on Sunday, March 11, in Dayton's historic Oregon District. Organizers are planning what they're calling "a community-wide street party full of big crowds, big-screen basketball and big-time fun." Admission is free.

The University of Dayton, which will host the First Four games again next year, has hosted more NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament games that any other venue in the country.

For more information, contact Teri Rizvi at 937-229-3255 or rizvi@udayton.edu.