Stuffed Animal Admission Sunday For Memphis Women's Basketball Game
Dec. 3, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - A new stuffed animal will be good for free price of admission for Sunday's women's basketball game between Memphis (6-1) and UT Martin (4-2). All fans who bring a new stuffed animal to donate to LeBonheur Children's Hospital will receive free admission to the non-conference match-up.
On entering the Elma Roane Fieldhouse for the 2 p.m. tip, fans can attach an entry form and then hang on to their stuffed animal donations until halftime.
At halftime, the marketing department will have the Teddy Bear Toss game, where all fans can try to toss their stuffed animal closest to the center court marker to win a prize. All of the animals will then be collected and packed up for a trip to LeBonheur Children's Hospital on Monday with the women's basketball team. At LeBonheur, the donated animals will be given to Bunny Lane, a place where children who are about to go in to surgery get to pick an animal that will be with them when they wake up from surgery in the recovery room.
Memphis is hosting UT Martin Sunday. UT Martin is the first of four straight opponents who participated in the NCAA tournament field last year. That game will also be the Tigers' last home game until December 30th. Memphis will then play at Arkansas-Little Rock Saturday and will then break for final exams. After exams, the Tigers will fly to New York City to participate in the St. John's tournament where all of the other three participating teams in the tournament were in the NCAA tournament field last year. Memphis faces Louisiana Tech in the first round, and then either host St. John's or SWAC champions Prairie View A&M on Sunday, Dec. 18th.