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Fort Wayne, IN (November 10, 2008)- The Mad Ants announced today that they will be playing the Erie Bayhawks at Grace College in Warsaw, Indiana on November 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm. This is the first exhibition game that the Mad Ants have hosted, and it is the first time they have ventured outside of Fort Wayne to play a home game.
“We are so happy to be able to bring the highest level of basketball outside of the NBA to Grace College,” said Mad Ants President Jeff Potter. “The Fort Wayne community has been so gracious and accepting of our team, and we would like to spread that out to the surrounding communities of northeast Indiana. We hope this game will draw in new fans who will love the Mad Ants and the NBA D-League as much as we do, and we hope that they will come on down to the Coliseum once the regular season starts to watch our quest for a NBA D-League title.”
The Mad Ants will be bringing NBA prospects Ron Howard, Walker Russell, and their first pick in the 2008 NBA D-League draft, Coleman Collins, to play in Grace College’s beautiful new arena, the Orthopaedic Capital Center.
“We are very honored to be able to bring professional basketball to Grace College. The opportunity to host the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants will bring a great deal of excitement to our campus and also to Kosciusko County,” said Grace College Athletic Director Chad Briscoe.
“We hope that this can be the beginning of a great relationship for many years to come. The Orthopaedic Capital Center is the newest basketball facility in the state of Indiana and we are excited to partner with the Mad Ants to provide a fantastic atmosphere to kick off their season.”