The Pit will be howling with Lobo parents on Saturday, Feb. 11 when the UNM men's basketball team takes on Wyoming in the 4th Annual Parent Day at the Pit. The UNM Parent Association hosts the annual event to acquaint parents with the association, connect with the UNM and to help raise funds for student scholarships.

The pre-game event features a reception and luncheon, and both an online and silent auction. Steve Stucker, meteorologist from KOB Channel News 4, will emcee with appearances by Lobo Louie and Lucy, and the UNM Cheer Squad. The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. at the UNM Student Service and Support Center located at 1155 University Blvd. SE, just north of The Pit. Game time is 1:30 p.m.

"This is a great opportunity for parents to connect with their student and the University," said Maria Probasco, UNM Parent Association president. "Many of our parents and families look forward to this event every year as they enjoy spending time with their student, networking with other parents and meeting members of the UNM administration."

There are two ticket options for registration. The first includes the pre-game reception with lunch, drink and dessert for $11 per person. The second option includes the pre-game reception and a ticket to the basketball game for $28 each. A limited number of game tickets are available.

All proceeds from the online/silent auction go towards the UNM Parent Association's scholarship fund benefiting need-based UNM students. Interested parties who are unable to attend can still support the UNM Parent Association with donations for the online/silent auction and raffle.

For registration, event information, volunteer or to donate an item for the online/silent auction and raffle, visit UNM Parent Association.

For more information contact Christina Kitsos (505) 263-6716 or Anthony Gallegos (505) 720-2076.