Basketball fans in Grand Junction should be pleased to know there will be free basketball games this weekend in town, although there is one slight catch.

Colorado Mesa University is hosting the annual Holiday Inn- Airport Thanksgiving Classic on Friday and Saturday and offering free admission to fans who bring an item of clothing to donate.

Any new or used winter clothing item, which includes coats, hats, mittens, gloves, etc.,  can be donated at the game for a free general admission ticket. If you want to attend both nights,  you should bring an item to donate both nights. All items will be given to Mesa County Partners.

The classic involves both men's and women's basketball at Brownson Arena. Here is the weekend schedule.

Friday, November 25
1PM  Western State vs Western New Mexico (women)
3PM  Western State vs Midwestern State (men)
5PM  Colorado Mesa vs Bethany (women)
7PM  Colorado Mesa vs  MSU-Billings (men)

Saturday, November 26
1PM  Western State vs Bethany (women)
3PM  Western State vs MSU Billings (men)
5PM  Colorado Mesa vs Western New Mexico (women)
7PM  Colorado Mesa vs Midwestern State (men)