January 4, 2011--The Mount St. Mary's University Athletic Department will celebrate Elvis Presley's 76th birthday this Saturday, January 8th, during the Mount's basketball doubleheader. The doubleheader will feature a performance from a professional Elvis Impersonator and Elvis songs all day long.
"We're excited to have Elvis perform during our game as we celebrate the King's 76th birthday," said Associate Director of Athletics, Mike Hardisky. "We thought this would be something our fans would enjoy and so far we've received a lot of positive feedback about our birthday celebration."
The Mount basketball teams will be playing Robert Morris in a Northeast Conference doubleheader with the men's squad tipping off at 1 p.m. and the women's team following at 3:30.
Elvis will be performing at halftime of the men's game and in between the end of the first game and the start of the second game. During the performance at the conclusion of the game, fans will be able to get their favorite Mountaineer's autograph as the men's team will be available for autographs at the conclusion of the game.
A ticket purchased for the first game will provide access to both the first and the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. For more information contact the Mount ticket office at 301-447-5700 or go to the Mount Athletic Web Site at www.mountathletics.com.