By Stretch Jenkinson
Tip-Off Between Dayton & Ohio State Is Set For 6 P.M. ET
DAYTON FLYERS PRE-SEASON NOTES
CLEVELAND – The charity men’s basketball exhibition game between Dayton and Ohio State will be televised on Bally Sports Ohio, it was announced today. The game, which is the final event of The Spotlight — a weekend to spotlight and drive awareness and education of mental health and wellness in adolescents and young adults, will tip-off at 6 p.m. ET. It will also be streamed on ESPN+.
“It’s unusual for one of our exhibition games to be televised or streamed,” UD Vice-President and Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan said, “but everyone involved agrees that the cause we are playing for this weekend is too important not to use every opportunity to get the message out.
“I’ve said it many times through the planning for this weekend, but we could not have a better partner in this than Coach Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State basketball team.”
There will be programming and content in the Arena and on the telecast about mental health and suicide prevention, and media and game timeouts will be used for special programing and public service announcements to promote mental health and wellness.
Proceeds for the game, which is sold out, will go to:
Jay’s Light Fund, a fund that honors Jayda Grant and will be used to champion adolescent and young adult mental health and suicide prevention. The fund will support local community organizations and initiatives that align with the mission of supporting adolescent and young adult mental health.
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation: Click here to learn more to support the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio: Click here to learn more about and support the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The exhibition game will re-air on Bally Sports Ohio and the Bally Sports app on Monday, October 23 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Tuesday, October 24 at 10 a.m. ET.
The remainder of the UD men’s basketball television schedule will be announced at a later date.
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