POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - On Oct. 4, Marist men's basketball players, coaches and managers participated in the Chuck Martin Kick-Off Clinic at St. Martin de Porres in Poughkeepsie.

The clinic was attended by approximately 50 area youths, and focused on fundamentals such as dribbling, passing and shooting. The men's team also provided entertainment with several dunks after the clinic.

Chris Fields, who serves as AD for the St. Martin CYO program, schedules pre-season clinics annually to help get youths back into basketball.

"It has become an annual tradition for Chuck, his assistant coaches and players to visit St. Martin de Porres for this annual clinic," Fields said. "The kids really enjoy having the Marist players in their gym and the kids look forward to attending their games and camps this season at the McCann Arena. I can't thank Chuck and his team enough for taking time out of their busy schedules to host a fun event for the kids."

The Marist men's basketball team will hold its first official practice of the 2012-13 season on Friday, Oct. 12. Fans can get their first looks at the men's and women's basketball teams on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., as the Red/White scrimmages will be held at McCann Arena.

The men's season opener will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 against Stony Brook at McCann Arena. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. To learn more about purchasing Red Fox Club basketball season tickets, click here. Fans can also visit the Marist Ticket Office, located in the McCann Center, and purchase memberships in person. For any other inquiries, please contact the Marist Ticket Office at 845-575-3553.

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