Giveaways planned for Thanksgiving Tourney

Nov. 20, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Six exciting Commodore women’s basketball giveaways will be a part of next weekend’s Thanksgiving Tournament, Vanderbilt officials announced Friday.

Admission to all four games of the tournament is free. The event tips off with Vanderbilt against Austin Peay at 2 p.m. Friday, November 27, followed by North Carolina State versus Northwestern State. The consolation game on Saturday, November 28, will begin at 2 p.m., with the championship game to follow.

All fans in attendance will have the chance to register for one of six exciting prizes, ranging from tickets for the Commodores’ postseason banquet to a number of unique behind-the-scenes experiences.

“We are pleased to offer these one-of-a-kind giveaways at this year’s Thanksgiving Tournament,” Director of Marketing Steve Walsh said. “Adding these promotions to an already free event is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our loyal fan following while also providing an incentive to those who may not have experienced a Commodore women’s basketball game before.”

Winners must be in attendance to claim their prize, with drawings occurring during Vanderbilt games once per half and at halftime.

The complete list of giveaways includes:

Friday, Nov. 27

1st Half: A seat on the bench for the Jan. 14 game vs. Georgia and an autographed team basketball.

Halftime: Assist with the Thanksgiving Tournament trophy presentation and get your picture taken with the team.

2nd Half: An official, autographed team jersey and 10 tickets to the Jan. 24 game vs. Mississippi State (Jam the Gym)

Saturday, Nov. 28

1st Half: Two premium tickets to the Feb. 8 game vs. Tennessee and an invitation to attend a Commodore practice.

Halftime: Lunch with the coaches and pre-game “chalk talk” for the winner and five friends prior to the Jan. 28 game vs. Alabama.

2nd Half: Two tickets to the Vanderbilt women’s basketball postseason banquet.

Season tickets begin at $32 and are available through the Vanderbilt Ticket Office. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at, by phone at 615-322-GOLD (5643) or in person at the McGugin Center on campus during regular business hours.