The Erie BayHawks are paying tribute to Jeremy Lin for all the notoriety his recent rise to fame has provided Erie by celebrating his success with “LIN-SANITY” Night on Saturday, March 3 when the BayHawks face the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Earlier this season Lin made a brief stop in Erie and played one game for the BayHawks against the Maine Red Claws in Portland. Lin delivered the single-best performance by an Erie player this season notching the team’s only triple-double thus far, scoring 28 points, dishing out 12 assists and grabbing 11 rebounds in the BayHawks 122-113 win over Maine.
“We’re thrilled that Erie fans get to share in just a little piece of the incredible story of Jeremy Lin’s rise to fame the past couple weeks,” said BayHawks team president Matt Bresee. “Erie and the NBA Development League have been beneficiaries of his story being told in the national media and we think it’s fitting to celebrate his success with a night dedicated to him.”
In honor of all things Jeremy Lin, the following promotions are part of Erie’s “LIN-SANITY” night:
Jeremy Lin Knicks/BayHawks poster giveaway to the first 1,000 fans
All the following fans will be admitted free to the game:
-17 year-olds, in honor of his jersey number 17
-Harvard students and Harvard Alumni, in honor of Lin’s alma mater
-Any fan with a variation of “Lin” in their name (includes first, middle and last names). Variations include “Lyn,” “Lynn,” etc. (For example, Joelyn, Emily Lynn, Janis Joplin)
(All free tickets are valid only for Main Level seats and require proper identification. Limit one free ticket per person, per purchase.)
Fans purchasing seats in section 17 will be honorary “LIN-atics” for the night and qualify for special giveaways
Special highlights and video board features throughout the night
Lin Merchandise - fans can now pre-order Jeremy Lin replica BayHawks jersey t-shirts with additional items being made available soon. The jersey shirts are a replica of Erie’s black road jerseys and are screenprinted with the number 17 and “LIN” printed on the back, replicas of the jersey Lin wore in his lone game with the BayHawks.
March 3 also features performances by the “K-9-Friz-B-Crew” Dogs making their first appearance at Tullio Arena. Fans can purchase tickets at the arena box office, 809 French Street, or by calling 814-452-4857.