The SXU women's basketball team is holding a 'Hoops for Hope' fundraising event on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. for Tara Hill (above)
The SXU women's basketball team is holding a 'Hoops for Hope' fundraising event on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. for Tara Hill (above)
Women's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 15, 2017

CHICAGO - The No. 3 ranked Saint Xavier University women's basketball team will host a "Hoops for Hope" fundraising event on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Shannon Center for SXU student and member of the community, Tara Hill, in conjunction with its first round playoff game of the 2017 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Tournament.  Hill is currently battling Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare bone and soft tissue cancer.  All proceeds raised from this event will go directly to Tara and her family.  With your help, the team hopes to make a positive financial impact on Tara and her family.  The event is open to the general public!

A number of fundraising options will be available next Wednesday to help this deserving student; including raffles for a chance to win a Chicago Blackhawks and Cubs jersey, a free-throw contest for a chance to win $50, a "Miracle Minute," Split the Pot, and a great basketball game!

This week, students can sign a banner in the SXU Diner and write the name of a loved one(s) who have passed, are fighting, or have beaten cancer of any kind. There will also be a "Hoops for Hope" t-shirt pre-purchase sale. Those interested in purchasing a t-shirt should contact Tomei Ball, event coordinator and SXU women's basketball player, via e-mail at [email protected]

This is the third event where SXU students have rallied together in support of their fellow classmate, Tara.  Last year, students held a car wash to help offset Tara's medical bills.  Additionally, many student-run organizations on campus held a bracelet and bake sale over the course of a week and raised over $1,000!

Join us next week and help make a difference for a very courageous Cougar!