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Eastern Michigan University Basketball is Hosting Polish-American Heritage Day

06 stycznia, 2012

Magda Kaminski to Sing at Halftime Festivities 

By Weronika Luka
YPSILANTI - On Saturday, February 11, 2012 Eastern Michigan University will be hosting Polish-American Heritage Day along with their scheduled basketball doubleheader. The women will take on Kent State at 2:00 p.m. and the men host perennial Mid-American Conference power Ohio University at 4:30 p.m.  
The EMU women boast high scoring guard Tavelyn James, an All-America candidate, and rebounding whiz Olivia Fouty while the men’s team features Polish national Kamil Janton.
The afternoon will be highlighted with a Polish art show, educational and historical exhibits.  Polish dance troupes, folk music and Polish food items will also be featured.  Children’s activities will be in abundance and the ever popular EMU mascot, ‘SWOOP’ will entertain.  The ‘EMU SPIRIT’ dance team will be conducting a pregame dance tutorial for the attending dance groups. 
For out-of-town visitors there is a special basketball package available.  Polish fraternal organizations, Polish National Alliance and PRCUA are sponsoring the dance activities. 

\"\"The E-Club, an organization of athletic letter winners will be presenting the new class of inductees to the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame, including:  Howard Booth (men’s gymnastics), Ingrid Boyce (women’s track), Traci (Parsons) McMullen (women’s basketball, women’s track), Linda Milholland (softball), Jamie Nieto (men’s track), Norm Parker (football) and John Schmidt (football).

Halftime entertainment will include a folk dancing spectacular and the song renditions of Polish pop sensation Magda Kaminski.  Paulina Kowalczyk, Miss Polonia USA-2012 will also be on hand.

Included with a game ticket will be a free chance at a $1,000 MacBook among other prizes.  For more information or tickets:  734-502-2017

(Raymond Rolak contributed)
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Senior 6\' 10" center Kamil Janton gets a chance to talk about Eastern Michigan University to broadcaster Tomek Czuprynski of Telewizja-Detroit regarding his college basketball experiences and the upcoming Polish-American Heritage Day on Saturday, February 11, 2012. The basketball doubleheader at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan will include an art show. Photo by Lars Hjelmroth, Rolco Sports Network