Marywood University’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams to Host “Tip-Off Dinner”

SCRANTON, PA (October 13, 2016)—Marywood University’s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams will host a “Tip-Off Dinner,” on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Avenue, Olyphant, Pa., from 5-9 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $40 for adults and $20 for children (ages 10 and under). Dinner registration must be made by Friday, October 29, 2016, to Enrico Mastroianni, men’s head basketball coach, at, or call (570) 961-4724.

Earlier in the day a women’s basketball inter-squad scrimmage will take place at 11 a.m., and a men’s scrimmage will take place at 1 p.m., at the newly designed Insalaco Arena Court in the Center for Athletics and Wellness at the University.

Later in the evening, come and meet the players and coaches while enjoying a fun-filled night of presentations, performances, and raffles at the “Tip-Off Dinner.” Marywood alumnus, Dan Tortora, owner and operator of the program “Wake-Up Call with Dan Tortora,” will be the guest speaker at the dinner. Mr. Tortora began his broadcasting career in 2003, creating and running “MU Courtside,” at his alma mater, where he served as head commentator covering the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball Division III teams, while bringing the program to life with the original logo, graphics, and setup.

Mr. Tortora continues his love of sports and broadcasting with the “Dan Tortora Show,” broadcasting on ESPN Radio affiliates in Scranton, Syracuse, N.Y., and Orlando, FL. The show morphed into “Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora,” which Dan first aired on The Score 1260 before beginning his own company, Dan Tortora Broadcast Media, LLC.

For additional information about the scrimmage games at Marywood University or regarding the “Tip-Off Dinner,” please contact Enrico Mastroianni, men’s head basketball coach, at, or Tara Macciocco, assistant director of athletics, at, or call Marywood University’s Center for Athletics and Wellness, at (570) 961-4724.