News Release

Erin Harvey, Asst. Dir/Compliance/SWA
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

14th Annual Hoop Fest to Be Held This Friday Night

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - New Castle, DE

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On Friday, October 21, Wilmington University will kick off its 14th-annual Wildcat HoopFest (formerly known as Midnight Madness)  at 7:00 p.m. in the Pratt Gymnasium on the University's New Castle Campus.

HoopFest, held every fall, is the annual spirited introduction of Wilmington University's men's and women's basketball teams and the University's Wildcat Cheerleaders. The event is Wilmington University's largest athletic event, an opportunity for all WU students to show their Wildcat pride.

HoopFest will feature a showcase of University athletic teams and student activities, as well as a celebration of the beginning of another fall term, complete with games, contests, refreshments, and plenty of fun. The festivities will also include a special performance by the Wildcat Cheerleaders and the ‘Catz Dance Team.

Admission, food, and games are free! Doors open at 6:30 pm and the fun begins at 7:00 p.m.  The first 50 fans in line will get a free Hoop Fest 2011 T-shirt.

For more information, contact Christyn Rudolf, Director of Student Life at 302-356-6937.