CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte 49ers will play host to their annual Uptown Basketball Tip Off, Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in uptown Charlotte. The event, held at the city's central hub, near the intersection of Trade and Tryon, includes games, giveaways and lots of basketball talk with head coaches Alan Major and Cara Consuegra as well as selected players.

Members of the 49ers cheerleaders and Gold Dusters dance team will be on hand to give the Tip Off a game-day feel. Fans could grab information on the 2012-13 basketball season, as well as other giveaways.

The event gives the 49ers a chance to put their basketball programs face-to-face with fans before the season begins. Charlotte will host two other preseason activities that are fan friendly. Basketball Madness will be Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 - 10:30 p.m., while the more family-friendly Fan Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Both events will be held at Halton Arena.

Coinciding with Fan Day will be a youth clinic. More information is available here.

Season tickets for both programs are now on-sale through or by calling 704-687-4949. Single-game tickets and partial plans are slated to go on-sale Monday, October 22 at 9 a.m. For men's basketball direct sales, click here and for more information on tickets, click here.