It is under a week to go! The Detroit Titans will honor their former head coach and athletic director—Dick Vitale-- Dec. 5 when they name the newly-constructed floor “Dick Vitale Court” at Calihan Hall in a special pre-game ceremony. Be sure to be part of history as one of the most recognizable faces, and voices in college basketball, returns to the Motor City for an ESPN2 game against St. John's University.
Vitale will be greeted at a special VIP luncheon at the Detroit Golf Club at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. He will then be ushered to Calihan Hall for the official court dedication ceremony, beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tip time for the game against the Red Storm is 7:05 p.m. John Saunders and Fran Fraschilla have the call of the historic night to the nationally-televised audience.
Tickets are going fast for this event. Contact the Titan ticket office at 313-993-1700 for ticket information or to reserve your spot at the VIP luncheon. You can also purchase tickets online at www.detroittitans.com/tix or through any TicketMaster outlet.
The first 1,000 fans (floor seating) will receive a commemorative Dick Vitale Court Dedication T-shirt. The National Anthem will be performed by Detroit Music Hall of Famer Thornetta Davis.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the “V Foundation”, in support of Dick Vitale's long-time friend and colleague, Jim Valvano, who lost his battle with cancer in 1993. The V Foundation has awarded more than $90 million to more than 100 facilities nationwide and proudly awards 100% of direct donations and net event proceeds to cancer research.
Dec. 5, 2011 Dick Vitale Court Dedication-- Detroit vs. St. John's
3:30 pm VIP reception at Detroit Golf Club
5:30 pm Doors open at Calihan Hall
6:15 pm Pre-game dedication ceremony
7:05 pm Tip-off vs. St. John's (ESPN2)