Mason Madness Scheduled for Friday, October 15
Oct. 6, 2010
For the 14th time, the George Mason men's and women's basketball teams will officially kick off their seasons on Friday, October 15 at 9:30 p.m., taking part in the annual tradition known as Mason Madness presented by Verizon Wireless. Doors open at 9 p.m. at the Patriot Center, and the event is free and open to the public.
Fans will be treated to performances by a number of entertainment groups, headlined this year by street bucket drummer Peter Rabbit. This phenomenal talent has performed with the Neville Brothers/Summer Stage, Kanye West Dropout Tour. He was also part of the Broadway & first national touring company of the 5 time Tony Award winning smash hit "Bring In Da Noise Bring In Da Funk" for 7 years.
Mason groups scheduled to perform also include the dance group UrbanKnowology as well as the Masonettes, the Patriots cheerleading squad and Doc Nix and the Green Machine. Fans will hear from both head coaches before each member of the 2010-11 Patriots is introduced and the teams will take part in on-court basketball activities.
Prior to doors opening, Pre Mason Madness, sponsored by the Office of Orientation, Family Programs and Services begins at 7:30 p.m. outside the South Entrance of the Patriot Center. The event will feature several fan friendly activities including face painting, cotton candy, spirit item giveaways and a rock climbing wall.