Ohio Wesleyan to Host 7th Annual Bishop Classic / ‘Hoops for Hope’ Tournament

Proceeds from Dec. 29-30 Women’s Basketball Contest to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness
The Ohio Wesleyan women's basketball team will host its seventh annual Bishop Classic/“Hoops for Hope” tournament Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. To date, the annual event has raised more than $5,000 for breast cancer awareness, education, and research. (Photo courtesy of OWU’s Office of Marketing and Communication)

The Ohio Wesleyan women’s basketball team will host its seventh annual Bishop Classic/“Hoops for Hope” tournament Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. To date, the annual event has raised more than $5,000 for breast cancer awareness, education, and research. (Photo courtesy of OWU’s Office of Marketing and Communication)

DELAWARE, OHIO — The seventh annual Bishop Classic/“Hoops for Hope” women’s basketball tournament to raise money for breast cancer awareness, education, and research will be held Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

The two-day tournament is sponsored by Amato’s Woodfired Pizza, 8 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The event will tip off at 6 p.m. Dec. 29, when the Battling Bishops take on the Bethany (W.Va.) College Bisons. It will continue at 8 p.m., when the Adrian (Mich.) College Bulldogs take on the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders from Alliance, Ohio.

On Dec. 30, the tournament’s consolation game will tip off at 1 p.m., followed by the championship game at 3 p.m.

Admission to all Hoops for Hope tournament games is free, but monetary contributions will be accepted to benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®, which supports scientific research for women’s cancers. The fund operates in partnership with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. To date, the Ohio Wesleyan annual tournament has raised more than $5,000 for cancer research.

All tournament games are scheduled to be streamed live online at stream.owu.edu. For more Battling Bishop athletics information, visit www.battlingbishops.com.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private, coed university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world practice. OWU’s 1,850 students represent 42 states and 37 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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