FRESNO - The excitement surrounding the Fresno State men's basketball program will be on full display when the Bulldogs' Timeout Club hosts a now sold-out Tip Off Dinner on Oct. 23 at Copper River Country Club. The confirmed crowd of 300 will be the largest turnout for the annual event since 2003.
The evening is an opportunity to meet the team and raise money for the Bulldogs' men's basketball program's Fund for Excellence. There will also be full introduction of the team and staff with a preview of the season from Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry, in addition to live and silent auction items available throughout the course of the night to benefit the men's basketball program.
Fans can support the Fresno State men's basketball program philanthropically by contacting the Bulldog Foundation at 559-278-7160 for ways to assist with the event and/or the Men's Basketball Fund for Excellence.
The Timeout Club is a fan based organization established to increase enthusiasm for Fresno State Men's Basketball and to enhance the student-athlete experience. Annual Membership levels for the Timeout Club are: $50 for Seniors (62+), $75/Individual, $150/Family, and $250/Business.
Gifts to the Men's Basketball Fund for Excellence provide additional resources for the Fresno State men's basketball program.
To join the Timeout Club or make a gift to the Fresno State Men's Basketball Fund for Excellence, you can call 559-278-7160 or visit www.bulldogscholarshipfund.com.
Fresno State, who returns two All-Mountain West honorees in senior guard Jaron Hopkins and junior guard Deshon Taylor, is building off its second straight postseason appearance as one of eight teams in the West to play in either the NCAA Tournament or NIT in each of the past two seasons.
Fresno State men's basketball season tickets are currently on sale through the Bulldog Ticket Office at the northeast corner of the Save Mart Center or by calling 559-278-DOGS (and then pressing "1"). Season ticket packages start at $149 while six-game mini plans start as low as $78.