December 8, 2003
Boilermakers to celebrate Blockbuster basketball with FanFest
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Purdue University Boilermaker fans are invited to Indianapolis on Saturday (12/13) to share an afternoon of activities before the women's and men's basketball teams play in the annual Blockbuster basketball doubleheader.
Prior to the games, Purdue officials will sponsor FanFest, a variety of activities and entertainment from 25 p.m. in Conseco Fieldhouse. FanFest is free and open to the public.
At 4 p.m. the Purdue women will tipoff against UCLA, followed at 6:30 p.m. when the Purdue men face Central Michigan.
FanFest highlights include:
Photo opportunities with Santa and the Boilermaker Extra Special train;
Children's activities, including face painting and carnival games;
Special appearances by Purdue mascots, Pete and Rowdie;
Performances by the Purdue Pep band and cheerleaders; and
The first 250 families to arrive will receive a free Purdue Christmas ornament.
Tickets for the Blockbuster basketball games are $25, $15 and $10. For basketball ticket information or to place an order, call (765) 494-3194 or 1-800-497-7678.
Writer: Jesica Webb, (765) 494-2079; firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Geni Greiner, director of special events at (765) 496-6911, email@example.com
Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; firstname.lastname@example.org