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Fans can relive memories with Tony and Dick Bennett on Dec. 6
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Green Bay Basketball to Host "An Evening with the Bennetts"

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: November 25, 2013
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By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( – Phoenix Hall of Famer and all-time leading scorer Tony Bennett will return to Green Bay as the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers when his team faces Green Bay at the Resch Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m.

Before the two teams hit the floor for the non-conference contest, head coach Brian Wardle and the Green Bay men’s basketball program will welcome Dick and Tony Bennett and Phoenix fans to relive great memories at “An Evening with the Bennetts” presented by Miron Construction on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Resch Center. During his Phoenix career from 1988-92, Bennett scored 2,285 points while playing for his father Dick Bennett, who led the program from 1985-95.

On Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Dick and Tony Bennett will join emcees Larry McCarren and John Maino on the court at the Resch Center for a 45-minute question and answer session. The Bennetts will share memories, talk about their time together in Green Bay, discuss their coaching careers and preview the Dec. 7 game against the Phoenix.

VIP packages for 15 people can be purchased for the event for $1000 and individuals can purchase VIP tickets for $75 per person. For more information or to purchase VIP packages and tickets, please contact Logan Hendricks at 920.465.5087.

VIP tickets include reserved seating to the Q and A with the Bennetts and admission to a pre-event social from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with Dick Bennett, Brian Wardle and the men’s basketball coaching staff, and Phoenix Hall of Famer Jeff Nordgaard. After the Q and A with the Bennetts, fans with VIP tickets are welcome to attend a social where Coach Wardle will give an update on the Phoenix and preview the Virginia game.

General admission individual tickets to “An Evening with the Bennetts” are available for purchase for $20 at all TicketStar locations. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event or the Green Bay vs. Virginia game, please call 800.895.0071 or visit


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