Pacers, United Way team up for the community

December 6, 2011 | Buy Now at

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers and United Way of Central Indiana have teamed up for a unique partnership that will positively impact the community. On Friday, Dec.16 at 7:00 p.m. the Pacers will play host to the Chicago Bulls in a preseason game at Conseco Fieldhouse. All tickets for the game will be $10.00 with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to United Way of Central Indiana.

The game is a rematch of last year’s exciting first round playoff battle between the Pacers and the Bulls. The contest is also the start of the “Big Things Are Coming” campaign with numerous activities planned by the NBA and the Pacers to celebrate the return of basketball.

“I believe we have come up with a terrific way to celebrate our game, our team and our community with this remarkable partnership with United Way,” said Pacers Sports & Entertainment president Jim Morris. “Fans will be able to see our exciting basketball team for just $10 and at the same time help our community and United Way.”

“This is the season of hope. So leave it to the Pacers to celebrate the return of basketball by creating a super team of supporters for United Way’s hope-giving work!” said Ellen K. Annala, president and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana.

Tickets will go on sale exclusively through the United Way of Central Indiana website ( on Friday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 a.m. All remaining tickets will be available beginning Monday, Dec. 12 at 10:00 a.m. on

The Pacers will conclude the preseason schedule with a game against the Bulls at the United Center in Chicago on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Relive last year's playoff battle with the Bulls