Mad Ants 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Plans

By Vinessa Needham | September 1, 2016

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Mad Ants Announce 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Plans

 FORT WAYNE, IN (September 1, 2016) – The 2016-2017 season marks the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, 10-year anniversary in the NBA Development League.  The Mad Ants are owned and operated by the Indiana Pacers, who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this season!

 Ten is the Mad Ants magic number this year. The 10-year anniversary logo will be featured on center court the entire season at Allen War Memorial Coliseum.  Mad Ants players will be wearing 10-year anniversary shooting shirts this season.

Mad Ants will provide 10 premium give-away items at 10 select games this season.  Including, a special 10-year anniversary commemorative ring on opening night.

Tuesday will be extra special this season as the Mad Ants will have $10 Tuesdays, which will include $10 ticket offers and a $10 merchandise item.

Community engagement is a major focus for the Mad Ants this season. Ten youth basketball organizations will be selected to receive brand new basketballs.The Mad Ants will also contribute an additional $10,000 throughout the community this year.

ANT-ertainment, presented by Sweetwater will feature multiple new engaging aspects during games this season. More information to come in the following weeks!

Fans have the option to help vote via social media on players that will make up the All-Decade Team that will be featured throughout different promotions during the season.

Join the Indiana Pacers’ affiliate, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, as they continue their hunt for another NBA D-League Championship.

Season tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now and start at just $119. Single game and group tickets are also available for purchase. For more information, please contact a Mad Ants representative at (260) 469-HOOP.


About the Fort Wayne Mad Ants and the NBA Development League: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, are the NBA Development affiliate of the NBA Indiana Pacers. Established in 2007, the Mad Ants have marked their success in back-to-back Championship appearances, coming out on top in 2014 and returning to the Championship series in 2015. The 2014-2015 season also named the Mad Ants as the NBA Development League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA D-League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent through call-ups and assignments. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote