Local Professional Athletes Support AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic II

Nov. 26, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - Photo Gallery

A pair of Arizona's professional sports stars including running back Marcel Shipp from the Arizona Cardinals, and forward/center Jennifer Gillom from the Phoenix Mercury visited the Arizona State campus this afternoon to show support for the AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic II on Dec. 7 at Wells Fargo Arena.

The athletes each bought 20 tickets for the event which will be given to kids in the state of Arizona. The pair also met with Arizona State head coach Charli Turner Thorne and conducted interviews about the AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic II.

The AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic II will be held on December 7, 2002 at the 14,088-seat Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. The 2002 Pac-10 Tournament Champion Arizona State Sun Devils will take on 2001 NCAA Champion Notre Dame at 12 p.m., while perennial national powerhouses Vanderbilt and Purdue will play the second game of the doubleheader at 2:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the doubleheader will be donated to the Phoenix affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer research, treatment and education in the Valley of the Sun.

In the inaugural AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic, held Dec. 27, 2000, at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona State fell to six-time national champion Tennessee 67-63. That night, Arizona State set the school and Pac-10 Conference single-game attendance records with 16,782 fans in attendance at the first ever outdoor women's basketball game and raised over $10,000 for the cause.

Plenty of good tickets are available for the AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic II by calling the ASU ticket office at (480) 965-2381 or logging on to the official web site at www.hoopsforthecure.org.

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