Michigan State is hosting Georgia in a charity exhibition game at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., to benefit hurricane relief on Sunday, the school announced Monday.
From a Michigan State release:
“The charity exhibition game will help to raise awareness and financial support for hurricane relief efforts, specifically those in Georgia and in the Bahamas, the home of Spartans senior guard Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr. Ticket sales will benefit American Red Cross – International Services and American Red Cross – Georgia Region.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale Wednesday. This is the first time Michigan will play at Grand Rapids since 2006.
“This is a great opportunity for our programs to help make an impact with the relief and rebuilding efforts in areas that were affected by this summer’s hurricanes,” MSU Head Coach Tom Izzo said. “We look forward to playing back in Grand Rapids where we have a strong fan base. They’ll see us play a very good Georgia team that is very well coached and features a great player in Yante Maten, who’s returning to his home state. Combining a competitive basketball game with a worthy cause makes for an outstanding event.”