Hogs To Host Benefit Scrimmage in Vilonia

Arkansas will host a benefit basketball scrimmage for last April's tornado victims in Vilonia on Sunday, Nov. 2, just a few days after having its annual Red-White scrimmage in Fayetteville on Wednesday.

There will be two opportunities to see the 2014-2015 version of the Razorback basketball team next week, including an appearance in Vilonia to help recovery efforts for victims in last April’s tornadoes.

Arkansas head basketball Mike Anderson’s team will host its annual Red-White game at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Bud Walton Area..

It will then head to Vilonia on Sunday, Nov. 2 for a 2:45 scrimmage with doors opening at 2 p.m. and the Razorback coaches and players being available for autographs on team photos that will be passed out at that time.

The scrimmage and is free to the public, but attendees are asked to bring a perishable food item as a donation.

“The state of Arkansas is one big community,” Anderson said. “People care for one another in a way that’s indescribable,” said Anderson. “Whatever we can do to assist with the recovery efforts from last April’s storms, we’ll do it. We want this to be a day where people show up and put a smile on their face. We are all part of the Razorback family.”

The Vilonia gym seats 1,600 with standing room also available.

The Razorbacks, who were 22-12 last season and notched an NIT berth, were picked third in the 14-team SEC preseason poll earlier this week at SEC Tipoff ’15.


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