Ohio Wesleyan to Host 2011 ‘Hoops for Hope’ Tournament

Proceeds of Dec. 29-30 Event to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

The Ohio Wesleyan women's basketball team will host a 'Hoops for Hope' tournament December 29-30. The event will raise funds for cancer research. (Photo by Doug Sampson)

DELAWARE, OHIO — The fifth 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 30 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

The two-day tournament will tip off at 6 p.m. Dec. 29, with Ohio Wesleyan battling Penn State University-DuBois. At 8 p.m., Ursuline College will take on Marietta College. On Dec. 30, the consolation game will begin at 1 p.m. and 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.

Downtown Delaware’s Amato’s Woodfired Pizza, 8 S. Sandusky St., is the tournament’s corporate sponsor.

All tournament games will be streamed live online at http://stream.owu.edu.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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