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Pre-game reception also scheduled

The University of New Mexico Parent Association is once again partnering with UNM athletics for the 3rd annual "Parent Day at the Pit" special event Saturday, March 5. Tip-off for the UNM vs. Air Force men's basketball game is set for 4 p.m.

A pre-game reception, hosted by the Parent Association, will be held at the University Stadium's End Zone Club at 1:30 p.m. (located at the south end of University Stadium). Tickets for the pre-game reception are $8 per person and can be purchased at: Parent Day at The Pit.

Enjoy refreshments, an appearance by special guests Lobo Louie and Lucy, door prizes and more. Steve Stucker, of KOB TV Eyewitness News Today, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

UNM vs. Air Force tickets are $15 each only if purchased with the pre-game reception. Ticket availability is limited.  The game will be held in the newly renovated basketball arena at The Pit.

Proceeds from a silent auction benefit the Parent Association's scholarship fund. The Parent Association Board Directors recently voted unanimously voted to increase the scholarships to UNM-students from seven, $1,000 scholarships to 30, $1,000 scholarships.

"The credit for this accomplishment goes to all our volunteers serving on the Fundraising, the Golf Tournament, the Silent Auction and the Holiday Ornament Committees," said Parent Association President Maria Probasco. "We want to thank all parents, sponsors and supporters for this wonderful accomplishment."

The Scholarships Committee will be posting the scholarship information in April on the Parent Association website at: Parents are encouraged to get their student(s) to apply.

Pre-registration for Parent Day at the Pit is required online at: UNM Parent Association or by calling (505) 277-0839.

Media Contact: Steve Carr, (505) 277-1821; e-mail: