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KACC-KSU Tip-Off Breakfast brings record crowd

Published: October 30, 2013 4:00 AM
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By Allen Moff | Staff Writer

The 3rd annual Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Tip-Off Breakfast, featuring the Kent State men's and women's basketball teams, took place Tuesday morning at Kent State University's M.A.C. Center.

A record 146 people attended the event, including representatives from several Kent-area businesses, who mingled with Golden Flashes players and coaches while enjoying a breakfast catered by Cajun Dave's.

Second-year Kent State women's basketball coach Danielle O'Banion introduced her players, which include eight newcomers. The Flashes will look to make major strides this year after finishing 3-27 last season, and will open the 2013-14 campaign Nov. 10 at home against Eastern Kentucky.

Third-year KSU men's mentor Rob Senderoff then introduced his players, headed by returning starters Mark Henniger, Darren Goodson and Kris Brewer. The Flashes were 21-14 last year and reached 20 wins for the 14th time in the past 15 seasons. The team will begin the season by hosting Ohio Northern on Nov. 8.

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Last year, through fundraisers such as Tuesday's tip-off breakfast, the KACC was able to give three $1,000 scholarships to deserving seniors at Kent Roosevelt High School.

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