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Indiana Fever announce 20 TOWNS FOR 20 SEASONS statewide tour

Celebrating their 20th season in the WNBA this summer, the Indiana Fever is scheduled for a three-month tour encompassing festivals and carnivals, basketball tournaments, community concerts, an Easter egg hunt, a farmer’s market and a parade.

      The Fever’s 20 Towns for 20 Seasons tour of statewide communities launches Saturday, April 13 with an appearance at the historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown and concludes on the evening of Tuesday, June 18 when Freddy Fever marches in the Fireman’s Festival Parade in Bremen.

      “This is who we are, and basketball is what we do,” said Fever President and COO Dr. Allison Barber. “Our 20th season is a terrific opportunity to highlight our great game and professional athletes.”

      She continued, “We might not reach every town and county over the next three months, but we will take very seriously our commitment to Indiana communities statewide.”

      Counting Indianapolis and a visit to nearby Cincinnati for a visit with hometown Fever star Kelsey Mitchell, kids, families and fans in 21 communities will engage with a variety of players, alumni players, coaches or Freddy Fever; social media opportunities, interactive games and a prize wheel. The first 20 guests at each location will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a pair of complimentary tickets to a home game during the Fever’s Anniversary Week, (or another upcoming game).

      Indiana’s 2019 home schedule begins with Anniversary Week, bookended by home games on historic dates. The Fever’s home opener is June 1, the same date on which Indiana played its very first game in 2000. Indiana’s second home game is June 7, exactly 20 years after the franchise was founded.

      The opening day of the tour features photo and autograph sessions with a Fever player or coach at three girls basketball events – the Hoosiers Reunion Classic all-star doubleheader (10:30 a.m.) in Knightstown; the IndyBall Shootout girls basketball tournament at Finch Creek Fieldhouse in Noblesville (2:00 p.m.); and the Gym Rats Spring Kickoff girls tournament in Ft. Wayne (11:00 a.m.).

      Another photo and autograph session takes place at the Best of the Midwest girls basketball tournament at Franklin Community High School on Sunday, April 14 (11:00 a.m.). The opening week of the tour includes a visit to Bloomington on April 16 and ends at the Eggnormous Egg Hunt in Zionsville on April 20.

      A schedule of the 20 Towns for 20 Seasons tour is below:

       Date          Time                 Event                                                                                                         Town                 

       April 13      10:30 a.m.        Hoosiers Reunion Classic All-Star Doubleheader                                Knightstown

       April 13      11:00 a.m.        Gym Rats Spring Kickoff Tournament                                                   Ft. Wayne

       April 13      2:00 p.m.          IndyBall Shoutout Tournament                                                               Noblesville

       April 14      11:00 a.m.        Best of the Midwest Tournament                                                            Franklin

       April 16      6:00 p.m.          Health Palooza                                                                                         Bloomington

       April 20      9:30 a.m.          Eggnormous Egg Hunt                                                                            Zionsville

       April 26      6:00 p.m.          Barnyard Bash                                                                                          Alexandria

       April 27      10:00 a.m.        U.S. Junior National qualifying tournament                                           Westfield

       ** May 3    6:00 p.m.          An Evening with Kelsey Mitchell                                                             Cincinnati

       May 4        10:00 a.m.        Girls Premier Invitational Tournament                                                   South Bend

       May 11      12:00 p.m.        Indy 500 Kids Day                                                                                    Indianapolis

       May 17      6:00 p.m.          Morristown Boys & Girls Club Carnival and Concert                           Morristown

       May 18      12:00 p.m.        Smoke on the Square – Bartholomew County BBQ Cook-off            Columbus

       May 25      6:00 p.m.          Banks of the Wabash Festival                                                                Terre Haute

       June 3       3:00 p.m.          Lebanon Library Summer Reading Kickoff                                           Lebanon

       June 8       10:00 a.m.        Morgan County Farmer’s Market                                                            Martinsville

       June 8       4:00 p.m.          Carver Community Center Summer Celebration                                  Kokomo

       June 14     7:00 p.m.          Cool Creek Summer Concert Series                                                      Carmel

       June 16     1:00 p.m.          Strawberry Festival                                                                                  Crawfordsville

       June 16     6:00 p.m.          Grant County 4-H Fair                                                                             Marion

       June 18     6:30 p.m.          Fireman’s Festival Parade                                                                      Bremen

** An Evening with Kelsey Mitchell in her hometown of Cincinnati is TBD pending her return from overseas play in Turkey.

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