By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – For the first time ever, the Windsor Express of the NBL of Canada will go head-to-head against the Raptors 905 of the NBA D-League. Watch Windsor’s two-time defending NBL Champions match up against the best Toronto Raptor hopefuls on November 5.
LiUNA 625 is presenting the historic event at the WFCU Arena with the tip off at 7:30 pm. No NBL Canada team has ever before faced off against an NBA D-League team.
“We are excited to play our first Raptors 905 exhibition game as a franchise in Windsor,” said Dan Tolzman, General Manager of Raptors 905. “The Express is one of the top teams in the NBL and will provide our team with a great challenge as we prepare for this inaugural NBA D-League season.”
Tickets are on sale at the Teksavvy box office inside the WFCU Centre. Online orders are also available. General admission tickets are just $5 while reserved courtside tickets are available for $10 with limited availability.
For the game, the Express has partnered with Transition to Betterness as 50% of all ticket sales will be donated to the charity. Additionally, WEtech Alliance, is hosting a special pre-game event that will feature former Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment president, and Windsor native, Richard Peddie, providing his Lessons from a Gym Bag discussion based on his new book, 21 Leadership Lessons. This is a private ticketed event with limited availability.
Just for readers of the Windsor Square, you can win tickets through this special promotion. To enter, simply Tweet your favourite Windsor Express photo and tag it with #TheRoadTo3.
One lucky winner will be chosen from all the tweets and will receive a pair of tickets to see the Express host the Raptors 905 on November 5.