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Aug. 16, 2006

UI Alumni Association Invites Men's Basketball Fans To Paradise Jam

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) is hosting a trip to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to watch the Hawkeye Men's Basketball Team participate in the Paradise Jam tournament, Nov. 16-21, 2006.

Participating teams include: UI, Villanova University, Xavier University, University of Alabama, University of Toledo, Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Charleston and Middle Tennessee State University.

Both air and land-only packages are available for the five-night excursion. Trip participants will stay at the same hotel as the team, Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. All package prices include hotel accommodations, tournament tickets for all game sessions and shuttle bus game transfers from the hotel to all UI tournament games.

Emily Cornish, director of marketing for UIAA, said that, due to limited space, interested individuals should register as soon as possible to secure a spot.

"We're really excited to be offering this trip to St. Thomas," Cornish said. "It's a great location for people to get away in November and also catch some great basketball. We think it will make for some pretty exciting pre-season action."

For more information, or to register, visit www.doddsathletictours.com/iowa/paradisejam/ or call the Paradise Jam Tour Hot Line at 800-553-5527.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu; Program: Emily Cornish, 319-335-2214, emily-cornish@uiowa.edu; Writer: Kelli Andresen

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