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UWM senior basketball players, including Kaylon Williams, will be honored at the annual Senior Salute. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi)

UWM to host senior salute

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball team will hold its fifth annual Senior Salute on May 3 at Joey Buona's at 500 N. Water St.

Those planning to attend the free event must RSVP by April 30 to the UWM ticket office at (414) 229-5886 or

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and will offer a chance for fans to celebrate the Panthers' 20-win 2011-12 season and thank seniors Ryan Allen, Tony Meier and Kaylon Williams for their contributions to the program.

Food will be provided, and there will also be a cash bar.

The event will also mark the kickoff of the Panther Basketball Final Four Raffle, with the winner claiming a trip to the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta.

Raffle tickets will go on sale that evening and remain on sale through the early part of the summer, with the winner drawn at the Milwaukee Basketball Golf Classic on July 16.

The event is also an opportunity for players and coaches to say thank you to the fans for their support.


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