Toros Look to Continue Winning Streak This Weekend
Austin, TX (December 13, 2007) - The Toros look to continue their five game winning streak with games this weekend against Colorado and Idaho. The Toros will host Spurs affiliate night on Friday, December 14th against the Colorado 14ers at 7p.m. Fans should arrive early to take pictures with the 2007 championship trophy, see the Silver Dancers perform during the game, and win Spurs giveaways. Toros players will sport San Antonio Spurs black jerseys as part of NBA Nights, a 14-game celebration of the relationship between the NBA and the NBA Development League.
Saturday, December 15th is community builders night benefiting the Austin Children’s Shelter and Caritas of Austin. Toros fans who purchase a regular priced ticket at the Austin Convention Center will receive a free ticket of equal value by donating a new toy or canned food items. Brown Santa, a community initiative from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office will collect toys at both games this weekend and present the toys to the youth at the Austin Children’s Shelter during Saturday’s game. Food items collected on Saturday will benefit the underserved in Austin through distribution from the food kitchen at Caritas of Austin. Season ticket holders and fans currently holding tickets are also encouraged to help support this community building effort by donating an item. Tip-off Saturday is 7p.m. with pre-game Christmas karaoke starting at 6p.m.
The NBA Development League is the NBA's official minor league, and the first-ever basketball league with direct affiliations to NBA teams. Now in its seventh season the D-League’s goals are to provide affordable, NBA-caliber entertainment to fans of its 14 teams, as well as continue to develop players, coaches, referees and front-office personnel for the NBA.
As the single source for in-season player "call-ups" to the NBA, fans of the D-League enjoy the highest caliber of basketball played outside the NBA. In fact, former D-League players represented 10 percent of NBA players on 2007-08 opening day rosters, numbering 44 in total. In addition, the D-League has produced 25 percent of current NBA referees and 16 current NBA coaches, including head coach Sam Vincent with the Charlotte Bobcats.
The D-League is an innovative and rapidly growing sports property that also serves as an experimental testing ground for new initiatives of the NBA and its teams, provides continuing education and professional development resources for its players, and is committed to serving its local communities through D-LEAGUE CARES and grassroots efforts.
For Toros season and group ticket information, call the Toros office at (512) 236-8333 or visit austintoros.com.