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Youth clinics, other fun family activities at Final Four Fan Fest this weekend

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HOUSTON – One of the biggest events in college basketball has finally arrived. Along with the NCAA champion games, Final Four Fan Fest also comes to Houston. 

The festival — sponsored by Captial One Bank — features several events for adults and kids including youth basketball clinics, giveaways, interactive games, special player appearances and autograph signings. Final Four Fan Fest will run from Friday through Monday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. 

Buffalo Wild Wings, Powerade and AT & T are just a few of the corporations that will be organizing activities during the four-day event. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet basketball legends such as Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon and Stacey King. 

Tickets are available for purchase online with discounts available seniors, military personnel, students and children under 13 years old. 

Below is a list outlining the various event locations and times. 

 

FRIDAY

Noon Doors Open at George R. Brown Convention Center 

12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Blazin' Challenge (every half hour) at Buffalo Wild Wings Sports Lounge

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  POWERADE NCAA Mini-Clinics at Hoops Training Court

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Robert Horry Autograph Session at POWERADE

1:30 p.m.  - 2:30 p.m.  Clyde Drexler Autograph Session at Allstate

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. John Calipari Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tom Crean Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

3  p.m. - 4 p.m.  POWERADE NCAA Mini-Clinics at Hoops Training Court

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tubby Smith Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Sam Dekker Autograph Session at Buick Arena

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Stacey King Autograph Session at Capital One Fan Zone

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Final Four Pep Rally at Buick Arena

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.  POWERADE NCAA Mini-Clinics at Hoops Training Court

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.   Robert Horry Autograph Session at NCAA Final Four Fan Zone

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sean Miller Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Clint Capela Autograph Session at Buick Display

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Cheer Clinic at Spirit Court

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Manager's Game at Buick Arena

8 p.m. Doors close at George R. Brown Convention Center 

 

SATURDAY

9 - 10 a.m.  Exclusive Capital One Cardholder Early Entry Access

10 a.m. Doors Open at George R. Brown Convention Center

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Steve Fisher Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Eric Montross Autograph Session at Capital One Fan Zone

11 a.m. - Noon  POWERADE NCAA MIni-Clinics at Hoops Training Court

11 a.m. - Noon  Cheer Clinic at Spirit Court

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Earl Campbell Autograph Session at NCAA Final Four Fan Zone

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Billy Kennedy Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Latin America Select Team Game at Buick Arena

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Mike Brey Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Grant Hill Autograph Session at Buffalo Wild Wings Sports Lounge

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Clyde Drexler Autograph Session at Capital One Fan Zone

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.   Cheer Clinic at Spirit Court

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  POWERADE NCAA Mini Clinics at Hoops Training Court

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Scottie Pippen Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Blazin' Challenge (every half hour) at Buffalo Wild Wings Sports Lounge

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Hakeem Olajuwon Autograph Session at Buick Arena

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Scoop Jardine Autograph Session at Capital One Fan Zone

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.   Cheer Clinic at Spirit Court

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Hakeem Olajuwon Autograph Session at Capital One Fan Zone

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Patrick Beverley Autograph Session at NCAA Final Four Fan Zone

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Tony Delk Autograph Session at Buick Arena

7 p.m. Doors Close at George R. Brown Convention Center 

 

SUNDAY

Noon Doors Open  at  George R. Brown Convention Center

12:15 p.m.  - 1:15 p.m. Jose Cruz Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bill Raftery Autograph Session at Allstate

12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Blazin' Challenge (every half hour) at  Buffalo WIld Wings Sports Lounge

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Cheer Clinic at Spirit Court

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Dominique Wilkins Autograph Session NCAA Final Four Fan Zone

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  POWERADE NCAA Mini-Clinics at Hoops Training Court

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  DeAndre Hopkins Autograph Session at Capital One Fan Zone

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Phil Martelli Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Jay Williams Autograph Session at Buick Arena

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Tommy Amaker Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Dick Vitale Autograph Session at Allstate

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  POWERADE NCAA Mini-Clinics at Hoops Training Court

3 p.m.  - 4 p.m.  Oscar Robertson Autograph Session at NCAA Final Four Fan Zone

3 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m.  Christian Laettner Autograph Session at Capital One Fan Zone

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.  High Flyers Performance at Buick Arena

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Cheer Clinic at Spirit Court

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Avery Johnson Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Buick Autograph Session at Buick Display

8 p.m. Doors Close at George R. Brown Convention Center

 

MONDAY

Noon Doors Open at George R. Brown Convention Center

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. POWERADE NCAA Mini-Clinics at Hoops Training Court

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Gary Payton Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Kenny Smith Appearance Buffalo at Wild Wings Sports Lounge

2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Blazin' Challenge (every half hour) at Buffalo Wild WIngs Sports Lounge

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Antawn Jamison Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Chauncey Billups Autograph Session at Wilson

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Buick Autograph Session at Buick Arena

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Ralph Sampson Autograph Session at AT&T Fan Zone

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Chauncey Billups Autograph Session at Wilson

4 p.m.  - 5 p.m.  Calvin Murphy Autograph Session at NCAA Final Four Fan Zone

5 p.m.  - 6 p.m.  Donatas Motiejunas Autograph Session at Buick Display

7 p.m. Doors Close at George R. Brown Convention Center

New events are being added to the schedule every day, so visit www.ncaa.com for event updates and a Final Four Fan Fest map.