Cleveland Cavaliers 2003-2004 Tip-Off Luncheon Set for Monday, October 27 at The Renaissance

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host their 2003-2004 Tip-Off Luncheon in the grand ballroom of downtown Cleveland’s Renaissance Hotel on Monday, October 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The luncheon will benefit Cavaliers Charities and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. The public is invited to attend what will be the first formal public appearance of the 2003-2004 Cavaliers.

Coach Paul Silas and the players will be joined by Cavaliers owner Gordon Gund, Cavaliers President and General Manager Jim Paxson, Cavaliers/Gund Arena Company CEO Mark Stornes and President Len Komoroski. Dave Gilbert, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will be a special guest. A look at the upcoming season will be offered from different perspectives, and the players will answer questions submitted by guests.

The luncheon program will give those in attendance a taste of the new energy and entertainment that will be a part of the Cavaliers in-arena game presentation this season. A performance by the Cavalier Girls, the all-new dance team, along with crowd-pleasing surprises from the all-new interactive squad will be featured.

There will be a limited number of $1,500 Celebrity Tables that seat nine people. A Cavaliers coach or player will join those seated at the Celebrity Tables for lunch. Corporate Tables for 10 are $750 and individual luncheon tickets are $75. For reservations call the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission at 216-621-0600 or click here

Proceeds from the luncheon will support Cavaliers Charities and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. The mission of Cavaliers Charities, a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation, is to support programs designed to positively impact young people in the areas of education, recreation and employment, and life skills. Additional consideration is given to programs that deal with specific health-related diseases such as breast cancer, retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal degenerative diseases. Cavaliers Charities has led the local professional sports community by donating in excess of $8 million to over 50 deserving agencies across northeast Ohio in the last five years.

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform Cleveland into the nation's premier destination for amateur sports events and activities, thereby enhancing the economy, image and quality of life in our community. The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission accomplishes this mission through collaborative efforts that, among other things, enrich the lives of youth by encouraging and supporting participation in sports programs.