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Pacemates Meet and Entertain Fans As Season Tips-Off

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Pacemates (lower row) Sarrah, Joanna, Jessica P, Melanie, (upper row), Shea, Desiree, Meredith, and Erin

The annual Indiana Pacers FanJam took place last Sunday at downtown’s Conseco Fieldhouse, and fans took the opportunity to enjoy a fun afternoon of, not only free entertainment, but free food! 

As usual, the Pacemates were part of the festivities to get us psyched for a new season of NBA action.  Two groups of Pacemates posed for photos with fans on the concourses from the start of FanJam until an hour passed and it was time for everyone to head to the court to see the team. 

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(Lower row) Megan, Jessica R, (top row) Kayla, Tamara, Ashley, Jarin, and Courtney pose with a FanJam fan

Many our favorite Pacemates are back plus some talented rookies, including Desiree, who is a “rookie” Pacemate, but a former Colts Cheerleader.  Way to go, doing it two-sport Bo Jackson style, Desiree!

The Pacers didn’t scrimmage on the court but competed in events like “chocolate unicorn” (i.e., stacking ho-ho’s on your forehead).  In a “Name That Tune” type of competition, players tried to guess what Danny Granger was “singing” (yes, we admire his, um, bravery to sing in a large, amplified building).  The Pacemates also took center court for a performance. Yeah, it is fun to see the Pacers play some birthday party games, but the Pacemates gave the crowd a real performance.

Pacemates perform to help us forget about Danny's singing

Pacemates perform to help us forget about Danny's singing

Then the Pacers participated in the tradition of the rookies getting to show their dance moves.  The Pacemates lined up to give it a Soul Train vibe.

A young fan helps show the Pacers how it is done on the dance floor, and if there are kids around, Tamara (right) will be making it fun for all

A young fan helps show the Pacers how it is done on the dance floor, and if there are kids around, Tamara (right) will be making it fun for all

So how about next year Pacers, let’s get the Pacemates in the fun.  How about a Pacer/Pacemate “Dancing with the Stars” competition?  Or a competition between Pacers and Pacemates in some of the fun games?  Bet the Pacemates emerge victorious!

Have a great season Pacemates!

Ashley is back for her third season as Pacemate, and her bio says she has Roxette and Def Leppard on her iPod.  Well, "She's Got the Look" alright!

Ashley is back for her third season as Pacemate, and her bio says she has Roxette and Def Leppard on her iPod. Well, "She's Got the Look" alright!

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