Fanfest and Mal Brown Scrimmage Set For Saturday at 10 A.M.

Oct. 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College Athletics will hold its annual Friar Fanfest on the Slavin Center Lawn on the Providence College campus on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. If it rains on Saturday, the event will be moved indoors to the Peterson Recreation Center. The event is free for all Friar fans. The Fanfest will feature the annual Mal Brown intrasquad scrimmage at Noon in the newly renovated Mullaney Gymnasium with the 2012-13 men's basketball team led by Head Coach Ed Cooley. All members of the Friar men's basketball team will participate in the intrasquad scrimmage, including 2012-13 Preseason First Team All-BIG EAST Selection Vincent Council, LaDontae Henton and Bryce Cotton, as well as, newcomers Ricky Ledo, Josh Fortune, Carson Desrosiers and Tyler Harris.

The event will feature mascots from around New England, including Paws of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Jake from Cat Country and more. In addition to the mascots, there will be activities and games for the whole family to participate in as well as a chance to win some great Friar prizes. The men's and women's basketball teams will be in attendance to meet and sign autographs for the fans. The Providence College cheerleading team and dance team also will be taking part in the day's festivities.

In conjunction with Fanfest, Providence College also will be hosting the Annual Friar 5K. The race will begin at 10 a.m. This race is a 3.1 mile walk or run event that will take place in and around the PC campus. Registration is still available for this event. For more information or to register, please visit



The Providence College Ticket Office will be open during the event for any fans looking to purchase tickets for the 2012-13 season. Fans also can purchase season tickets by calling 401-865-GO PC or by visiting For more information on Fanfest 2012 please call Teddy Kinneen at (401) 865-1967.


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