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Governor Proclaims Maine Red Claws Day

November 23, 2009 - NBA Development League (D-League) Maine Red Claws

AUGUSTA - Governor John E. Baldacci proclaimed today as Maine Red Claws Day throughout the State, recognizing the first game of the National Basketball Association Development League team. The Governor invited owners, players and coaches to a pre-game reception at the Blaine House this afternoon. The team will play a pre-season game this evening at the Augusta Civic Center.

"Maine people are enthusiastic about the Red Claws," said the Governor. "We welcome the players, coaches and their families to the State, and thank the ownership team and the NBA for choosing Maine as the home for an expansion team. I've been impressed with the way the team has already shown their commitment to Maine through their partnerships with local charities and through fundraising to benefit Maine children and families. We look forward to this first season of Development League basketball in Maine."

The Governor will be attending the pre-season game in Augusta this evening. The event starts at 7 p.m.

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