‘Hoops for Hope’ Tournament

OWU Women’s Basketball event to raise funds for breast cancer education

Ohio Wesleyan will host top-10 teams Hope and Washington (Missouri) along with Bluffton in the 2010-11 edition of the Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope tournament on December 29-30. (Photo by Sara Tincher)

The campus quiet of Ohio Wesleyan University’s holiday break will be broken with a flurry of activity at Branch Rickey Arena on December 29 and 30 during the fourth annual “Hoops for Hope” women’s basketball tournament.

The tournament, organized by Nan Carney-DeBord, head coach of the Battling Bishop women’s basketball team and a member of the WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) board of directors, will raise money for breast cancer awareness, education, and research.

During the first game at 6 p.m. December 29, Washington University (last year’s national champion team) will play Hope College (runner-up for last year’s national championship). At 8 p.m., OWU will face Bluffton in the nightcap.

On December 30, the consolation game will begin at 1 p.m. and the championship game at 3 p.m.

Admission to tournament games is free, but monetary donations will be accepted at the door for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund ®, which supports scientific research related to women’s cancers. The WBCA board established the fund six years ago. It operates in partnership with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Both entities honor basketball coaches from North Carolina State who died from cancer: Kay Yow and Jim Valvano.

The sponsor for this year’s tournament is the Old Bag of Nails Pub. All games can be watched live online at Stream OWU:

Event Name Date
Women’s Basketball: Hope College vs. Washington University
(Bishop Classic “Hoops for Hope” tournament)
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at 6 p.m.
Women’s Basketball: OWU vs. Bluffton College
(Bishop Classic “Hoops for Hope” tournament)
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Women’s Basketball: TBD vs. TBD
(Bishop Classic “Hoops for Hope” tournament consolation game)
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 1 p.m.
Women’s Basketball: TBD vs. TBD
(Bishop Classic “Hoops for Hope” tournament championship game)
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at 3 p.m.
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