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Washington Athletics Announces Dawg Pack Preseason Basketball Event

Oct 23, 2021

Husky Basketball is here – and the Dawg Pack is ready. 

Washington Athletics and adidas have partnered to present an exclusive night of hoops, music, food, and fun for Dawg Pack members and all University of Washington students – all inside Alaska Airlines Arena.   

Montlake Madness will take place at 7:00 p.m. (PDT) on Wednesday, October 27 and feature introductions of staff and players from both the Husky men's and women's basketball programs.  

A team skills competition and special engagement with students will pave the way for a live performance from producer, executive, songwriter, and DJ, Metro Boomin, to close out the night on Montlake. 

Arrive early when doors open at 6:00 pm, as limited-edition shirts, commemorative posters, and pizza will be available to the first 500 students. Once inside, register to win a pair of adidas UltraBoost sneakers, meet the gymnastics squad, and snag a photo with Dubs!  

Those who arrive early will be selected to participate in on-court activities with both basketball teams including knockout, a 3-point shooting contest, and a team shooting challenge. 

Admission to Montlake Madness is FREE. Dawg Pack members have received an email with instructions on how to RSVP to attend. Tickets can be accessed through your Dawg Pack online ticketing account beginning Tuesday, Oct. 26 -- log in as you would to attend a UW Football game. All other UW students must complete the RSVP form emailed to them by Noon PT on Wednesday, so that our ticket office can upload a ticket to their account, matching their Student ID.

All attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. The below FAQ details the verification process. Additionally, in accordance with state policy, all attendees are required to wear a mask, indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status at all Husky athletics events.  

Vaccine Verification FAQ: 

What are the approved documents to prove vaccination status?  
The following documents are acceptable for proving vaccination status: 

  • CDC COVID-19 vaccine record card or photo of vaccine card. 
  • Printed certificate or QR code from  
  • Other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. 
  • Per King County's mandate, no ID is needed with your vaccination card/negative test. 

What kind of test do fans need to provide to prove they have tested negative for COVID-19?  

  • Attendees will need to provide a copy of a COVID negative PCR test that is FDA-approved and within 72 hours of the event. Currently at-home tests will not be accepted as they do not show a date on the test results.  

If a fan has already tested positive for COVID do they need to provide vaccine verification or a negative COVID-19 test?  

  • Yes, attendees that have already had COVID-19 still need to provide either their proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. King County Public Health guidance states that documentation of a previous COVID-19 positive illness cannot be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.   

What should fans do that have a medical or religious exemption? 

  • Attendees with a medical or religious exemption will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. 

What is the mask policy?  

  • Masks are required at all times inside Alaska Airlines Arena except when actively eating or drinking. 

Within five years of his first output with Future, producer Leland Wayne amassed well over a dozen Top 20 R&B/hip-hop hits and a similar quantity of gold and platinum RIAA certifications. The St. Louis, Missouri native did it with a low-gloss, jet-black sound sufficiently reflected in his alias, Metro Boomin. Wayne got into production during his early teens and also rapped, though he eventually opted to devote all his energy to beat-making. He connected with artists through social media, and prior to graduating high school, he'd logged thousands of miles on round trips to Atlanta, where he worked with the likes of OJ da Juiceman and eventually, Gucci Mane and Future. 

In 2013, Wayne's name was on Billboard charts for the first time as the producer of Future's "Karate Chop" and "Honest." Just after the latter single was officially released, Wayne self-released 19 & Boomin. Once iLoveMakonnen's "Tuesday," another early triumph, hit the R&B/hip-hop Top Ten the following year, Wayne was a constant presence near the top of that chart. 

Drake and Future's "Jumpman" and Future's "Low Life" were among the early 2016 hits, followed later in the year by "X" -- taken from Savage Mode, his self-released EP made with 21 Savage -- and Migos' "Bad and Boujee," which eventually topped the R&B/hip-hop and pop charts. Among Wayne's subsequent hits throughout a notable 2017 were Big Sean's "Bounce Back," Post Malone's "Congratulations," Kodak Black's "Tunnel Vision," and Future's "Mask Off." 

The year remained a busy one, as Wayne later released a trio of collaborative mixtapes, including Perfect Timing, with Canadian rapper NAV; Without Warning, with Offset and 21 Savage; and Double or Nothing with Big Sean. 

The following year brought even more career peaks, not only for his input on notable albums by Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, but also for his own project, Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Arriving in late 2018, the album featured Travis Scott, Young Thug, and Gucci Mane. 

In addition to topping the Billboard 200, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Rap charts upon release, seven of the album's thirteen tracks charted on the Hot 100. In 2020, Wayne resumed his partnership with 21 Savage and delivered Savage Mode II, which also topped the Billboard 200. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi