ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville Athletics Department announced today the new name for its basketball kick-off event will be "Dunkin' in the Doghouse" presented by Zaxby's. The first ever "Dunkin in the Doghouse" will be held this Friday night in the brand new Kimmel Arena starting at 6 p.m.
The Athletics Department asked Bulldog fans to name the event through on-line nominations. Fans were then able to vote on-line and at Asheville area Zaxby's locations.
Dunkin' in the Doghouse will help celebrate the start of the 2011-12 men's and women's basketball season at UNC Asheville. This year's event will feature scrimmage by both the men's and women's basketball teams and the annual Slam-Dunk contest. And some lucky Bulldog fan will get a chance to win Zaxby's for a year.
"Dunkin' in the Doghouse presented by Zaxby's is a great way to introduce fans to the Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena, and this year's UNC Asheville basketball teams," stated UNC Asheville Director of Athletics Janet Cone. "We are excited to have our Bulldog fans get a first glimpse of our basketball teams and to partner with Zaxby's on this event."
Fans interested in securing season tickets for the 2011-12 season are encouraged to do so before the "Dunkin' in the Doghouse" event by calling 828-251-6904.