Lucky the Leprechaun to perform at basketball ‘Friends’ Tip-Off Night Dec. 9

The Friends of Marblehead Basketball will host a Tip-Off Night in the gym at Marblehead High School from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Girls and boys in grades four and up are invited to register. The $20 admission includes an event T-shirt.

The event will feature a high-flying dunking performance from Boston Celtics mascot Lucky the Leprechaun, who will also bring with him the team’s 2008 NBA Championship trophy, with which photos may be taken.

Attendees can also meet and play with the boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams, challenge their teachers to a shooting contest or win the coveted title of “Best Foul-Shooter of Marblehead.”

Dr. Timothy DiFrancesco, owner and operator of TD Athletes Edge, former trainer of the Los Angeles Lakers, will also host an interactive session on conditioning and nutrition.

Raffle prizes will include game tickets and NBA jerseys.

Co-sponsors of the event are the Marblehead Girls Travel Basketball League, Marblehead Youth Basketball Association and Marblehead Recreation and Parks Department.

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