Tickets for the Jim Calhoun Charity All-Star Basketball Game are going on sale Friday.
The game will be played at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m.. The decision was made this past week to stay with the usual format, and have teams of former Huskies play one another. There had been plans to have a UConn team play alumni from other schools.
“With players from four national championship teams available – the traditional game format is back,” said Peter Gold, spokesman for the event.
The game has its NBA sanctioning, and a strong contingent of former Huskies is expected as always.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m, priced $12 to $25. To purchase game tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-345-7000, go to Ticketmaster.com, or visit the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
This is from the press release:
Proceeds from the game and the entire Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic will benefit The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health.
“Once again, I’m excited about bringing the Connecticut Basketball family back together for this game. It is a great way for me to reconnect with many of my former players, and I know they look forward to gathering together and playing in front of their longtime fans. As important, I’m so pleased that proceeds from the game will go to fight America’s No. 1 killer – heart disease,” Calhoun said.
Since 1999, the Mohegan Sun / Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic has raised more than $6.5 million for cardiology research and life-saving care at The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health. The charity game’s title sponsor is Mohegan Sun and it is presented by Milestone Wines in association with XFINITY.