Northwestern University’s basketball program will hold an “Evanston Day” event on Nov. 30 to coincide with the Wildcat Food Drive to support Family Focus.

After an Evanston Day promotion in September that helped increase attendance for a Wildcat football game at Ryan Field, the school’s athletic department and the City of Evanston are teaming up for Evanston Day at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

All Evanston residents are invited to watch the Wildcat men’s basketball team take on Georgia Tech in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday, November 30. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

Evanston residents can purchase discounted tickets ($17) to the game online at with the promotion code NUEVD (discounted tickets must be purchased in advance).

The Northwestern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will also be collecting non-perishable food items at the game as part of their annual food drive to benefit Evanston’s Family Focus. All fans that donate a non-perishable food item at the game will be entered to win free s domestic roundtrip airfare ticket compliments of American Airlines.

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