News release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants Week at American Red Cross
(February 17, 2011) – The Mad Ants have partnered with the American Red Cross and have named the week of February 21st as Mad Ants week at the Red Cross. This special week followed by a Red Cross Night at a Mad Ants game on March 3rd will help usher in Red Cross Month which occurs in March.
Fans who donate blood from Monday, Feb. 21 – Saturday, Feb. 26 will receive two free tickets to the March 3rd Mad Ants game and be entered into a drawing for two additional courtside tickets to the game. To kick off the week, the Mad Ant himself along with a few Mad Ants players will be at the Fort Wayne Donor Center on California Rd. from 1:30-2:30pm.
Fans are encouraged to wear red to the Mad Ants game on March 3rd to help support the Red Cross as Mayor Tom Henry will be reading a proclamation at halftime of the game.
Fans can donate at the Lutheran Hospital Donor Center, located in the south lobby of Lutheran Hospital or at the Fort Wayne Donor Center across from the Coliseum.
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1 -800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit.
NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2010-11 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Texas Legends. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, which tips off Friday, Nov. 19, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at .