DETROIT – Olympia Entertainment and the Horizon League today announced details surrounding the first “Motor City Madness School Day” set to take place on Tuesday, March 7 in conjunction with the Horizon League women’s basketball championship game at Joe Louis Arena.
All Metro Detroit elementary schools (grades K-5) are eligible to participate in a free, fun and educational field trip at Joe Louis Arena. Participating students will have the opportunity to watch the Horizon League women’s basketball championship game and participate in a pre-game health and fitness presentation.
“We’re excited to welcome elementary school students from the Detroit area to The Joe for a wonderful day that will be educational, exhilarating and fun,” said Horizon League Commissioner Jonathan LeCrone. “As the host city to our annual tournament, it’s important to have a far-reaching impact on the city of Detroit and give back in the community. We look forward to showcasing excellent basketball action on the court and providing an educational setting for students attending ‘Motor City Madness School Day.’”
The festivities for “Motor City Madness School Day” begin at 10:30 a.m. The women’s championship game tips off at 12:00 p.m. and will also air live on ESPNU.
In addition to free tickets to the women’s championship game, all those attending “Motor City Madness School Day” will receive:
• An educational basketball workbook focusing on areas such as math, reading, spelling, health and fitness
• Pre-game health and fitness presentation by the Red Wings School Assembly Program, which visits 115 Michigan schools every year
• First-hand experience watching NCAA Division I women’s student-athletes in action with a trip to the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship on the line for the winner
The field trip is free to all Metro Detroit elementary schools by registering online at www.olympiaentertainment.com/mcmschoolday or by calling 313-471-3282. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 2.
For more information on the “Motor City Madness School Day,” visit www.olympiaentertainment.com/mcmschoolday.
About the Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championships:
The second annual Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championships will have 20 teams playing in 18 games over a five-day span in Detroit. The tournament takes place March 3-7 with men’s and women’s games being played each day. All 18 games will appear on the ESPN family of networks, highlighted by the 2017 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship game on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Tickets are now on sale at MotorCityMadness.HorizonLeague.com, the Joe Louis Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.
Additional information on the Horizon League teams, fan activities and the city of Detroit, can be found by visiting MotorCityMadness.HorizonLeague.com.
About the Horizon League:
The Horizon League is an NCAA Division I athletics conference comprised of 10 member institutions located throughout the Midwest’s major metropolitan cities. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the league and its members strive to be highly competitive athletically while committing to the total development of its student-athletes and creating a lasting impact on campus and in the community.
To learn more about the Horizon League, visit HorizonLeague.com and follow @HorizonLeague on Twitter and Instagram and at Facebook.com/horizonleague.
About Olympia Entertainment:
Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company owned by entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country’s most diverse sport and entertainment companies and the largest organization of its kind in the mid-west. The company owns and operates Detroit’s Fox Theatre, the intimate City Theatre and also books and operates Joe Louis Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings, an Original Six member of the National Hockey League and collaborates with the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise and other Ilitch companies.
Other Ilitch companies include: Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, the Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesar Pizza Kits Fundraising Program and Olympia Development. Additionally, Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers, Inc., and Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.
To learn more about Olympia Entertainment, visit www.olympiaentertainment.com. Also follow Olympia on Twitter @OEontheGo and at facebook.com/officialolympiaentertainment.