Boilermakers team up with Meijer and Lafayette Family Services to bring holiday tidings to 15 local families.
Boilermakers will make third appearance in prestigious annual event.
Nearly 12,000 season tickets sold heading into start of practice.
Season tickets and mini-plans still available through Purdue Athletic Ticket Office.
Fans have two packages to choose from, each of which offers five games for $150.
Micah Shrewsberry is in his third season as an assistant coach at Purdue, having joined the staff in April 2011.
A former college point guard, Shrewsberry was integral in Purdue's nation-leading effort in the turnover department in 2011-12. The Boilermakers averaged just 8.74 turnovers per game as a team in Shrewsberry's first season in West Lafayette, the sixth-lowest in the NCAA since the organization began tracking the stat in 1993.
The Indianapolis native also helped guard Terone Johnson become one of the Big Ten's most improved players in 2012. Johnson led Purdue with a .472 field goal percentage (min. 100 attempts) after shooting just .349 from the floor as a freshman, and bumped his scoring average up to 9.2 points per game from 4.9 per contest as a freshman.
Terone Johnson's development continued in 2013, as he earned third-team All-Big Ten honors after leading Purdue in scoring and ranking second on the team in both rebounds and assists.
Shrewsberry also helped Ronnie Johnson post one of the most prolific assist seasons ever by a Purdue freshman in 2012-13, as he dished out 139 to rank second on the program's rookie chart.
Shrewsberry came to Purdue after a four-year run at Butler that saw him coach in back-to-back NCAA championship games. He arrived at Butler in 2007 as coordinator of basketball operations, and was promoted to assistant coach in July 2008.
During his tenure with the Bulldogs, Shrewsberry aided in the development of Shelvin Mack, who finished his career at Butler regarded as the best point guard in the school's history. Under Shrewsberry's tutelage, Mack score more than 1,500 points and handed out nearly 400 assists in three seasons at Butler, earning NCAA Southeast Regional MOP honors in 2011 and Final Four All-Tournament Team accolades in both 2010 and 2011.
Mack was selected 34th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards.
A graduate of Cathedral High School, Shrewsberry began his coaching career in 1999 as a graduate assistant at the University of Indianapolis. After stints as an assistant coach at Wabash College (2000-01) and DePauw University (2001-03), he spent the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons as director of basketball operations at Marshall.
The two seasons prior to his arrival at Butler saw Shrewsberry serve as the first-ever full-time head coach at IU-South Bend.
Shrewsberry was a three-year starting guard at Hanover during his playing career, serving as a tri-captain as a senior in 1998-99. He led the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in free throw shooting (.833) and assists (4.4 apg) in his final campaign.
Shrewsberry earned a B.A. from Hanover in 1999 and a Master's degree in sports management from Indiana State in 2003. He and his wife, Molly, have four children, Braeden, Nicholas, Caitlin and Grace.
The Shrewsberry File
Date of Birth: July 31, 1976
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Education: Hanover '99 (B.A.)
Children: Braeden, Nicholas, Caitlin and Grace
Hanover - 1996-99
Indianapolis, graduate assistant - 1999-00
Wabash, assistant coach - 1999-00
DePauw, assistant coach - 2001-03
Marshall, director of basketball operations - 2003-05
IU-South Bend, head coach - 2005-07
Butler, coordinator of basketball operations - 2007-08
Butler, assistant coach - 2008-11
Purdue, assistant coach - 2011-present