Cavs Announce Great Fan Giveaways and Theme Nights

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CLEVELAND, OH - September 19th, 2008 - The Cavaliers have announced their season-long lineup of special theme nights and premium giveaways for the 2008-09 NBA season. Highlights include the return of Hardwood Classics (HWC) games taking fans down memory lane to the early years of the Cavaliers franchise and LeBron James and Daniel Gibson bobbleheads.

Fan Giveaways
Great giveaways are part of Cavaliers games throughout the year, but fans won’t have to wait long to receive their incredible collectables, with all six giveaways slated for the first half of the season.

Fan Giveaway Dates
  • Mini Z comes in the form of a Zydrunas Ilgauskas Fathead Tradeable presented by Verizon Wireless – a 5x7 inch peel-n-stick moveable vinyl wall graphic on Wednesday, November 5th.

  • LeBron James Bobblehead presented by KeyBank, will be suited up in this season’s Hardwood Classics retro gold uniform to kick off the first HWC theme night on Wednesday, December 3rd.

  • Mo Williams bounces into his inaugural season with the Cavs with a mini-basketball giveaway on Tuesday, December 9th.

  • Anderson Varejao Wig Night kicks off two consecutive Wiggy Weekends on Friday, December 5th.

  • Ben Wallace Wig Night —long live Big Ben’s ‘fro on Friday, December 12th

  • Daniel "Boobie" Gibson makes his bobblehead debut on Friday, January 7th



  • Everyone with a ticket to the game will receive the promotional item for that night, and fans won’t want to miss Fan Appreciation Night Wednesday, April 15th for the ultimate night of giveaway featuring thousands of great prizes. At the popular game finale, players will give away the “shirts off their backs and shoes off their feet.”


    Hardwood Classic Nights
    The Cavaliers will remember many great moments and significant milestones with a special series of Hardwood Classic events throughout the 2008-2009 season that commemorate the franchise’s inaugural years from 1970-1974. Each HWC night will feature an in-game celebration of Cavaliers history, including today’s Cavs wearing retro gold uniforms.

    Hardwood Classic Dates
  • HWC Night #1 - December 3rd vs. New York Knicks

  • HWC Night #2 - December 12th vs. Philadelphia 76ers

  • HWC Night #3 - January 16th vs. New Orleans

  • HWC Night #4 - February 3rd vs. Toronto Raptors

  • HWC Night #5 - February 22nd vs. Detroit Pistons

  • HWC Night #6 - March 29th vs. Dallas Mavericks



  • Theme Nights
    Every Sunday home game means it’s “Kids Day” at The Q! Presented in partnership with Nesquik and KeyBank, kids will have the chance to shoot post-game free throws on the Cavs court after each game.

    Back by popular demand, Guys Night Out is returning! Six games throughout the season offer a specially priced ticket package designed just for guys to attend a Cavs game with their friends. Each package includes four tickets in Loudville, four hot dogs, four beers or sodas and four Cavalier Girls calendars.

    Guys Night Out Dates
  • Guys Night Out #1 - December 12th vs. Philadelphia - Ben Wallace Wig Night

  • Guys Night Out #2 - January 2nd vs. vs. Chicago Bulls 76ers

  • Guys Night Out #3 - January 30th vs. L.A. Clippers

  • Guys Night Out #4 - February 24th vs. Memphis Grizzlies - Cavs Mardi Gras Celebration

  • Guys Night Out #5 - March 17th vs. Orlando Magic - Cavs St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

  • Guys Night Out #6 - March 27th vs. Minnesota Timberwolves



  • The Black Heritage Celebration
    The fifth annual Black Heritage Celebration (BHC) presented by National City Bank features three signature Cavalier home games. Each game will have a theme and special activities that pay tribute to African-American culture and Black History Month.

    Black Heritage Celebration Dates
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Night - January 16th vs. New Orleans Hornets

  • Gospel Night - February 3rd vs. Toronto Raptors

  • Black Achievement Night - February 22nd vs. Detroit Pistons


  • McFamily Nights
    Cavs fans will be lovin’ it when McFamily Nights return to The Q for 15 Cavaliers home games. The McFamily Night package includes four Cavs tickets and four McDonald’s Meals starting as low as $72 – or $18 per person. These special nights offer families an affordable way to be a part of the Cavaliers excitement this season!

    McFamily Night Dates
  • November 5th vs. Chicago Bulls
  • November 11th vs. Milwaukee Bucks
  • November 13th vs. Denver Nuggets
  • November 15th vs. Utah Jazz
  • November 22nd vs. Atlanta Hawks
  • December 3rd vs. New York Knicks
  • December 9th vs. Toronto Raptors
  • January 7th vs. Charlotte Bobcats
  • January 27th vs. Sacramento Kings
  • February 3rd vs. Toronto Raptors
  • February 24th vs. Memphis Grizzlies
  • March 4th vs. Milwaukee Bucks
  • March 15th vs. New York Knicks
  • March 21st vs. Atlanta Hawks
  • March 25th vs. New Jersey Nets


  • For a complete schedule of 2008-09 promotional giveaways and theme nights click here.

    Or, fans can call 216-420-2100 or 1-800-820-CAVS.