Hempstead, NY - Capital One Bank, proud sponsor of Hofstra Athletics, will host the second annual Pride Fan Fest on Friday, November 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. prior to the Hofstra Men's Basketball game vs. South Dakota State at 7.  The event will be held in the Physical Education Center, while the basketball game will be played right next door in the Mack Sports Complex.

Additionally, as part of a broader partnership, Capital One Bank will present a check to Hofstra University for the second year of the Money & Me initiative - a program designed to introduce fourth and fifth grade students on Long Island to basic money management skills. Student teachers from Hofstra's Zarb School of Business and the School of Education, Health, & Human Services will co-teach the curriculum in approximately 200 classrooms over two semester periods during the 2012/2013 academic year.

By the end of the 2012/2013 academic year, more than 4,300 students throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties will have been introduced to core financial literacy lessons through Capital One Bank and Hofstra University's initiative.

Highlights of Fan Fest include:

-Free Fan Fest t-shirts for the first 1,000 fans courtesy of Capital One Bank

-Live music from Long Island's premiere cover band, Slingshot

-3 Inflatables including the Adrenaline Obstacle Course challenge, the Hofstra bounce house, and the Summer Camps bounce house

-Free photobooth for all fans to commemorate the night

-Basketball shot competition for the chance to win Jet Blue round-trip vouchers

-Free snacks including pop corn and cotton candy

-Lackmann beverage tent

-Wounded Warrior Project booth

-WFAN fan truck

To view the event flyer, click here.

Purchase your tickets in advance to avoid the lines!  Your game ticket will get you into Fan Fest for free!  Purchase today by calling the Hofstra Athletics Ticket Office at 516-HOF-TIXX (463-8499) or online by clicking here.