SPECIAL WASHINGTON, D.C., AREA
What do you get when you combine geography and NCAA Division
One unique night of entertainment!
What: “Coach L’s
World Ball Night”
Patriots men’s basketball vs. Dayton Flyers)
17, 2007, 7pm
Where: Patriot Center, Fairfax,
Get your discount
tickets today (only $6!!) : click here
photo by John Aronson
My Wonderful World cordially invites all of our friends in
the D.C. area to attend a special local event this Geography Awareness Week.
We’ve teamed up with George Mason University to host “Coach L’s World Ball Night.” So come cheer on the Mason Patriots men’s
basketball team as they take on the University of Dayton Flyers November
The game is sure to be nothing short of awesome, with
something to enjoy for all ages. An action-packed half-time show will feature local students from Virginia and D.C. in a contest of geography and basketball skills–all on giant maps
of Asia (courtesy of NG Live!). Throughout the game there will tons
of chances to win prizes, including t-shirts and a raffle for 100 World Balls. We’re even giving away
world maps and temporary tattoos to every fan at to the game. No one will go home
We’re excited to be able to offer tickets at a special
discount rate of only $6. Just click here, and enter the password “Patriots.”
This event represents a natural development of the
growing partnership between basketball coach and geography enthusiast Jim
Larranga, and Mason geography chair Dr. Allan Falconer. Earlier this summer, the
two collaborated to create the World Basketball that will be featured at the
Nov. 17th game. For more on their efforts to produce the World Ball,
read my previous post “The World at their Fingertips: George Mason’s new Globe
After the game, be sure to check My Wonderful World’s
“Geography Awareness Week: Passport to Asia” page for a chance to win even more great prizes! Just
follow the link to take “Coach L’s World Basketball Quiz.” Ten lucky winners will receive a “Coach
‘L’ Prize Pack” consisting of a My Wonderful World t-shirt, George Mason World
Ball, and a subscription to either National
Geographic magazine or National
Geographic Kids magazine. This is a great opportunity for those outside the D.C.
metro area to join in the fun!
Our thanks to GeoEye for agreeing to sponsor this event, and
to the Virginia and D.C. geographic alliances for helping to promote the game. A
special, global-sized “thank you” to National Geographic Live! for providing the giant maps of Asia and master-minding the half-time activity, and to the George Mason athletics, geography
department, and University Relations staff who have been involved in every
aspect of organizing the game.
We hope to see you November 17th at the Patriot Center!
Sarah for My Wonderful World