George Washington Hosts Virginia Commonwealth and Maryland hosts Notre Dame in College Hoops Doubleheader

Aaron Ware and the Colonials will take on VCU Dec. 4 in the BB&T Classic at Verizon Center.

Aug. 8, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC -- Tickets for the 17th annual BB&T Classic, scheduled for Sunday, December 4 at Verizon Center at 2:30 p.m., will go on sale in early October but Colonials' fans can reserve their BB&T tickets now by calling the Smith Center Box Office at (202) 994-7325.

The popular college basketball showcase features an outstanding doubleheader of college basketball action including long-time host universities - George Washington University and the University of Maryland. The event benefits the Children's Charities Foundation (CCF).

The 2011 lineup of games begins when George Washington University hosts Final Four participant from last year in VCU. The second game matches the University of Maryland with the University of Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are coached by GW alumnus Mike Brey ('82). The games are set to begin mid-afternoon on Sunday, December 4.

The Classic continues to be the major source of fundraising for The Children's Charities Foundation (CCF). Founded in 1994 by a group of Washington-area business and professional leaders, the CCF has distributed more than $8 million to charities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; Fairfax and Arlington Counties in Virginia; and the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

For information about purchasing tickets for the 2011-12 GW men's basketball season, please visit, email or call (202) 994-7325.

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