BOONE, N.C. – Fresh off its second consecutive trip to a national postseason tournament, App State men’s basketball announced it will host its annual Tip-Off Dinner on Friday, Oct. 28.
The event will take place in the Holmes Convocation Center and is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to register here as tickets cost $125 while kids under 12 years old can get in for just $25. There is also a limited number of table sponsorship opportunities that members of the community can take advantage of. Sponsoring a table will cost $1,500 and includes eight adult tickets.
ESPN’s Jay Bilas will serve as the night’s guest speaker. Bilas was a four-year starter at Duke University under Hall of Fame head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He currently serves as a core member of the weekly College Gameday panel and is one of ESPN’s primetime college basketball broadcasters as well as the lead analyst for the NBA Draft.
“What an incredible feature we have with Jay Bilas speaking at our Tip-Off Dinner. Jay is one of the most respected people in basketball with being a lead analyst in college and the NBA. Jay is also a published author and has established himself as one of the biggest and most appreciated people in sports today,” said head coach Dustin Kerns. “This will be an awesome night for our program and fans to kick off the season.”
Fans who have signed up for the event will be treated to a dinner and get an inside look at the Mountaineers’ 2022-23 campaign. In addition, Kerns will also provide remarks for the upcoming season.
There will also be a silent auction as well as a question-and-answer session with this year’s team that will take place during the event. Fans will also get the opportunity to have dinner with a current student-athlete as individual players will be at different tables.
Please contact Bradley Fey at FeyBS@appstate.edu or Teresa Eggers at EggersTH@appstate.edu with any questions or for more information. For any issues during the registration process, contact Chase Cross at CrossCE2@appstate.edu.