News release from the Mad Ants:
Mad Ants to be Celebrity Servers at Champions Sports Bar
(March 24, 2011)- The Fort Wayne Mad Ants players and the Madame Ants dancers will be celebrity waiters and waitresses at Champions Sports Bar on Monday, March 28th from 6:00-8:00pm to help raise money for A Boundless PlaygroundTM. The new Champions Sports Bar is located downtown next to Parkview Stadium.
The Mad Ants players and dance team members will be serving tables alongside the Champions servers and all tips and donations collected with be donated to the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation department to support the Boundless Playground in Kreager Park.
Fans that attend Sunday night’s Mad Ants game against the New Mexico Thunderbirds can bring their ticket stub to Champions on Monday night to receive a FREE appetizer. All fans that attend the event on Monday will be entered into a drawing to win a free night stay at the Courtyard by Marriot.
A Boundless Playgroundâ„¢ creates a place where children, with and without disabilities, can develop essential skills for life as they learn together through play. It includes the features and amenities that address the needs of children with physical, developmental, cognitive, and sensory disabilities, enabling them to experience independent, self-directed play, each at his or her highest level of ability.
All fans and media are invited to attend.
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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 .