Bruins For Relief

Sept. 3, 2005

UCLA announced today that 'Bruins For Relief,' a fund raising effort for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, will take place at next Saturday's (Sept. 10) home-opening football game against Rice University at the Rose Bowl.

The University has partnered with the Rose Bowl, the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the American Red Cross and XTRA Sports 570 in this endeavor.

UCLA student-athletes, athletic department staff and families and University faculty and staff will volunteer to assist in collecting donations at the Rose Bowl. The Red Cross will set up and staff donation areas at the entrance gates at the Rose Bowl. XTRA Sports will promote the fundraising efforts on its various radio shows throughout the week and will also have a collection area at its pre-game party in Area H.

'We are pleased to have the opportunity to help in the relief efforts at our game next week,' said UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero. 'We appreciate the cooperation of the Rose Bowl, the American Red Cross, XTRA Sports 570 and the entire UCLA community in this worthy cause.'

All of the funds donated at the game will go directly to the Red Cross to aid people impacted by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Cash donations are preferred and checks should be made out to 'American Red Cross - Hurricane Katrina.'

Every fan who makes a donation at the Rice game will receive a coupon good for admission for two to a regular-season UCLA Olympic Sport event.

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