Wisconsin basketball has added an exhibition game against Northern Iowa to its schedule, the school announced Monday. Proceeds from the game will go to an organization that helps first responders in disaster areas such as Houston and Puerto Rico.
The game will tip off at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1
Teams are usually permitted two exhibition games per season, but the NCAA has allowed teams a third in 2017 to raise money for people affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
“This opportunity presented itself last week,” Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard said in a release. “It gives fans the chance to see our team, it gives our team a chance to play against another school and, most importantly, we can raise some money for a great organization like Team Rubicon that does so much to assist those in need around the world.”
Tickets for the game are free, but those in attendance will be asked to donate to Team Rubicon, an organization that “unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders” to provide emergency response teams to areas that have suffered natural disasters.
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