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Tuition Scholarship Giveaway Added to Gervin Day Festivities

Ypsilanti, me. (EMUEagles.com) – The Department of Athletics and GameAbove at Eastern Michigan University announced today, December 9, the addition of three scholarships that will take place during George Gervin’s Day on Saturday, December 11 against Florida International University.

Three EMU students in attendance will walk away with tuition aid of up to $15,000 that will be applicable for Winter 2022. Winners will be selected through a random drawing. All Eastern Michigan students who are currently registered will be eligible to win, but they must be present in the game and entered into a raffle (by handing over a ticket that will be provided free at the event) to claim the prize.

This incredible commitment to EMU and its students comes in addition to the previously pledged $75,000 gift card gifts that GameAbove pledged on Gervin’s Day. GameAbove awards the first 1,000 EMU students to attend the game $75, in honor of Gervin’s selection for the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team. GameAbove makes a matching donation of $100 in Gervin’s name to the EMU Student Emergency Fund for every EMU faculty or employee who attends the event. Visit https://www.gameabove.com/george-gervin-day/ to learn more about the rules and eligibility.

In addition, 50 George Gervin bobbleheads will be awarded before and throughout the match, as well as 3,500 commemorative T-shirts and race towels.

Fans can purchase tickets for the December 11 competition at a 24 percent discount in honor of Gervin’s emu number, 24.

It was recently announced that Gervin will be the subject of an untitled documentary, currently directed by One9 and produced by MSM, along with GameAbove Entertainment and its subsidiary Front Runner Films. Mike Tolen, producer of The Last Dance will also be producing.

Gervin, a member of the EMU 1000 points club (1,044), was drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1974 by the Phoenix Suns in the third round, 40 overall. He went on to play 10 seasons in the NBA, mostly with the San Antonio Spurs, before ending his career with the Chicago Bulls. The Detroit native was an All-Star for nine consecutive league seasons, 1976-1985, and was a four-time champion (1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82). Furthermore, Iceman was the NBA first team selection five times, and the second team twice.

In 1986 Eastern Griffin celebrated his retirement from his No. 24 jersey in the rafters and was inducted into the E-Club Hall of Fame in 1993. In 1996, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as being named one of the 50 best players In the NBA of all time. The Eastern alum still holds the average career goalscoring record at 26.5 points per game, and was recently selected for the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.

GameAbove is an advisory board of EMU alumni committed to making a difference at EMU. Gervin also happens to be a member.

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George Griffin Day from GameAbove
WHO: EMU and NBA Legend George Gervin Returns to Campus
When: Saturday, December 11 – 1 p.m.
Venue: Emu Convention Center (799 N. Hewitt Rd. Ypsilanti, Mich.)

Gameday details:
• Wear white against the FIU as the EMU will attempt to ‘defrost’ the conference in honor of the ‘Iceman’
• GameAbove awards the first 1,000 EMU students to attend the game $75, in honor of Gervin’s selection for the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team.
• GameAbove makes a matching donation of $100 in Gervin’s name to the EMU Student Emergency Fund for every EMU faculty or employee who attends the event. Visit https://www.gameabove.com/george-gervin-day to learn more about the rules and eligibility.
• 50 George Gervin bobbleheads will be awarded before and throughout the match.
• 3,500 commemorative T-shirts and towels. More information will be provided in the coming weeks
• Fans can purchase tickets for the December 11 competition at a 24 percent discount in honor of Gervin’s emu number, 24

Scholarship Eligibility Details
To be eligible, students must be enrolled at Eastern Michigan University during the winter semester 2022. Student-athletes are not eligible. The scholarship will be applied to fees for the winter semester 2022 after the drop and add date. The final scholarship amount may vary depending on the winning student’s tuition fees and/or other current awards/scholarships.

About GameAbove
GameAbove’s primary focus at EMU is to help shape, inspire, and support current and future students at Eastern Michigan University by reaching new heights in learning through transformation and inspiration in the educational experience. The GameAbove family of organizations will also help improve the higher education experience by exploring and supporting innovative financial models for sustaining universities, creative giving within the community, enhancing the campus environment, advancing athletics, and promoting pioneering academic programs. For more information, visit gameabove.com.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern University is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral, and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors, and concentrations are delivered through the university’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; education; engineering and technology; health and human services; And her high school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit emich.edu.

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