RICHMOND, Va. – Head Coach Shaka Smart has entered the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center many times to sold out crowds.
Saturday, he will be entering to another capacity crowd, however, this time it won't be to coach a basketball game. Smart, who will be entering his fourth season, will serve as the host for a rally at the Siegel Center for President Barack Obama.
Obama will be on his first re-election campaign trip with the Siegel Center being his second stop after an appearance at Ohio State earlier on Saturday. Smart will welcome not only President Obama, but also the first lady, Michelle Obama, to the Siegel Center.
This will be the second time in the past two years that Smart and President Obama's paths have crossed as the Rams head coach was guest at last year's White House Correspondent's dinner in Arlington.
Saturday's rally at the Siegel Center is set to begin at 2 p.m.