AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 15, 2020) – The Austin Spurs, presented by SWBC, today announced that the team will host “The Dream Game” in partnership with Thrivent on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park when the Spurs take on the Oklahoma City Blue at 7:30 p.m. The game will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with other prominent figures in African American history.
The team will wear special-themed jerseys featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that will be signed and auctioned off with net proceeds benefiting Huston-Tillotson University Athletics. Fans will be able to cast their bids from now until 9 p.m. on Jan. 21. Fans can text “Spurs” to 52182 to register for the auction.
The first 500 fans will receive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-themed T-shirts courtesy of Thrivent, and the arena will be decorated with posters of prominent figures in African American history.
As part of Huston-Tillotson/Spurs Week, Huston-Tillotson students and staff will attend the game, where they will have the opportunity to participate in an arena tour and pregame mixer with Spurs staff. Huston-Tillotson athletes will receive an on-court recognition, and the university’s cheerleaders and National Panhellenic Council will perform at halftime.
The team will also be hosting a children’s book drive at the game, and all books collected will be donated to Windermere and Sims Elementary Schools on Jan. 23 for National Reading Day.
For tickets or more information, visit austinspurs.com or call (512) 236-8333.
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ABOUT HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY
Huston-Tillotson University is affiliated with The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). HT, in Austin, is a coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, operating jointly under the auspices of the American Missionary Association of the United Church of Christ and the Board of Education of The United Methodist Church. Huston-Tillotson University awards undergraduates, four-year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science and technology. A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith institution, the university welcomes students of all ages, races and religions.