Webster Bank Arena is proud to announce its fourth annual MLK Basketball Classic will be held Monday, January 15, 2018.
“We are thrilled to host the MLK Classic for a fourth consecutive year,” said Charlie Dowd, Sr. Vice President of Operations. “These games provide young men with a great opportunity to shine in the spotlight at Webster Bank Arena. To be able to combine tremendous high school basketball with the educational aspect of Dr. Martin Luther King and his life is extremely rewarding.”
The popular, annual tradition will feature four boy's high school games from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. in Bridgeport.
11 a.m. Central (Bridgeport) vs. Fairfield Ludlowe
1 p.m. Harding (Bridgeport) vs. Career (New Haven)
3 p.m. Notre Dame-Fairfield vs. Xaverian (Brooklyn)
5 p.m. Wilbur Cross (New Haven) vs. Harding (Bridgeport)
Tickets can be purchased at each of the participating schools for just $10, or at the door for $12 on Jan. 15. Courtside seats are also available for $25 at the Webster Bank Arena Click It or Ticket Box Office. Tickets are good for all four games throughout the day.
In addition to the on-court entertainment, Webster Bank Arena will focus its off-court experience on the life and legacy of Dr. King. During and between games, fans will be treated to vignettes and interviews pertaining to Dr. King, his work and his lasting impact.
Subway is also sponsoring a luncheon for the players and coaches that will be held on Friday, Jan. 12 at Webster Bank Arena. The gathering will feature Sacred Heart University men's basketball coach Anthony Latina as the guest speaker.
About Webster Bank Arena
Webster Bank Arena has been a staple of the Bridgeport community since it opened in 2001, hosting nearly 150 events each year, including sporting events, family shows, concerts by world-famous musicians and much more. It is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and features nearly 10,000 seats as well as 68 suites of varying sizes, three large hospitality areas, and a state of the art, 30x16 ft., high-definition video board. Webster Bank Arena has been home to the New York Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, since the team's inception in 2001 and also hosts home games for Sacred Heart University's men's hockey program and Fairfield University's men's basketball team. The Arena's success has a dramatic impact on the economic status of downtown Bridgeport. More information is available by visiting www.websterbankarena.com or the Arena's Facebook and Twitter pages.