Ohio Wesleyan to Host Bishop Classic/‘Hoops for Hope’ Women’s Basketball Contest

Proceeds from Dec. 29-30 Tournament to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

The Ohio Wesleyan women’s basketball team will host its sixth ‘Hoops for Hope’ fundraiser with games Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. (Photo by Sara Blake)

DELAWARE, OHIO — The sixth 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 tournament will tip off at 6 p.m. Dec. 29, when the Battling Bishops take on the Spartans of Case Western Reserve University. At 8 p.m. Dec. 29, the Washington and Jefferson College Presidents will take on the Westminster (Mo.) College Blue Jays.

On Dec. 30, Case Western Reserve will face Westminster at 1 p.m., and Ohio Wesleyan will battle Washington and Jefferson 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.

All tournament games will be streamed live online at http://stream.owu.edu. For more Battling Bishop athletics information, visit http://www.battlingbishops.com.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and 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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