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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This Saturday’s Musketeer Madness open to the public

Family Weekend at Xavier is scheduled for October 23-24. Xavier students invite their parents and siblings to explore their home-away-from home and experience the many vibrant facets of their life on campus. They can participate in events like Taste of Xavier, the Xavier Players’ production of Children of Eden, Bingo Bash, a construction presentation, scavenger hunt, Mass, Gospel Choir, club sports competitions, and more. This weekend is only for the families of current students, but the weekend also offers Musketeer Madness for those who are not parents of current students.

Musketeers Madness Presented by Skyline Chili
Xavier Athletics hosts Musketeer Madness 2009 presented by Skyline Chili on Saturday, October 24. This interactive fan entertainment event inside and outside of the Cintas Center, signifies the official start of college basketball season. Musketeer Madness attendance and parking is free.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Pre-Madness Party on the Plaza (rain site - Auxiliary Gym and Concourse)
· food and drinks available for purchase, courtesy of Skyline, Trauth Dairy, and Chartwells
· games for kids, such as inflatables, cornhole, basketball, a balloon artist, and much more
· an autograph session with some players
· radio remote by KISS 107

7 p.m. – Madness Begins
Xavier men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced and sign autographs, pose for pictures and discuss the upcoming season with fans of all ages.

This year’s X-Shirt will be unveiled at Musketeer Madness. Every year, the X-Shirt committee designs a shirt which is then sold as a fundraiser for charity. Everyone is invited to the unveiling of the secret design in front of the Cintas Center just after 7:00 pm on the 24th. The committee will present a check from last year's shirt sales to A Kid Again, a Cincinnati organization that provides adventures and other activities for children with life-threatening diseases. Proceeds from sales of this year’s X-shirt will go to Cooperative for Education, a Cincinnati based non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing textbooks and educational opportunities to under-privileged schoolchildren. Shirts will be available for purchase for $18 after the unveiling.

7:15 p.m. - Athletes vs. Fans, Students Contests emceed by Xavier alum Bob Herzog of WKRC-TV
· 3 point contest student vs. Brad Redford
· 3 point contest student vs. WBB player to be named

7:45 p.m. – Dunk Contest

8 p.m. – Intrasquad scrimmages - Men’s and Women’s basketball

9 p.m. – Conclusion