December 26, 2011

Men's Basketball to Play Two Los Islanders Games

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Department of Athletics has partnered with the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to play a pair of "Los Islanders" games that benefit the Hispanic Chamber. For every single-game ticket purchased to the Jan. 4 game against Lamar and the Feb. 22 game against UTSA, $3 will go to the organization.

"We're incredibly excited to partner with the Hispanic Chamber for these two games," Interim Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby said. "They are a huge part of this community and we want our basketball team to be a significant part as well, so it's a partnership that makes a lot of sense for both sides. We think this is the beginning of what will be a long relationship between our organizations."

As part of the Los Islanders games, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi will wear jerseys with "Los Islanders" emblazoned across the chest. Rosie Collin, the President and CEO of the CC Hispanic Chamber shared a message to all her constituents as well:

"Join the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in supporting our hometown champions, Los Islanders!"

The Islanders' game against Lamar will be the lone regular-season game on Southland TV for Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, and features a matchup between the two new coaches in the conference – Willis Wilson and Lamar's Pat Knight. It will be the conference opener for both teams.

For tickets to the two Los Islanders games, call the Islanders Athletics ticket office at 825-BALL (2255) or click here to submit an online order.