Bill Self to serve as keynote speaker at Roos Basketball Tip-Off Dinner

Dan Moreno

The UMKC men’s basketball program will host the 2nd annual Roos Basketball Tip-Off Dinner this Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the College Basketball Experience, next to the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, and will feature Kansas University men’s basketball Head Coach Bill Self.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m.

UMKC’s men’s basketball Head Coach Kareem Richardson will speak about this year’s goals and expectations, and will introduce the 2014-15 roster along with the team captains. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the team.

Following the dinner, those with VIP access will have the opportunity to meet and talk to both Richardson and Self.

Last year, the event introduced Municipal Auditorium as the Kangaroos’ new venue for home games, which drew a 36 percent increase in game attendance. The UMKC Athletics Department also confirmed last year that University athletic teams would join the Western Athletic Conference, where UMKC earned the No. 4 seed in the postseason tournament.

The auction items for the event include a 2014 Sporting Kansas City jersey autographed by the team, a signed 2012 Team USA basketball, a trip to Brazil with UMKC’s men’s basketball team and staff and a WAC Tournament and Golf Experience in Las Vegas.

UMKC men’s basketball will play an exhibition game against Rockhurst University on Saturday, November 8 at Municipal Auditorium, followed by exhibition games against the Missouri Tigers and the Kansas State Wildcats.