USC Men's Basketball To Hold 'Dribble For The Cure' And Cardinal and Gold Scrimmage Sunday

Oct. 24, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The USC men's basketball program has partnered with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) and the Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) for the second annual 'Dribble For The Cure' charity event to be held at the Galen Center on Sunday (Oct. 28) beginning at 9 a.m. Following the fund-raising festivities, the 2007-08 men's basketball team will be on display for the annual Cardinal and Gold scrimmage to be held at 1 p.m.

The second annual 'Dribble For The Cure' will feature a festival of games, activities, food and entertainment, as well as a meet and greet with the USC men's basketbll team and head coach Tim Floyd. Each participant, asked to collect pledges to earn prizes on the day of the event, will dribble their own basketball through a course winding across the USC campus. In addition, each participant will receive an official 'Dribble For The Cure' T-shirt.

Immediately following the 'Dribble For The Cure,' all fans are invited to attend the free Cardinal and Gold intraquad scrimmage at 1 p.m. and get their first look at the 2007-08 Trojans in a game-like situation.

The USC men's basketball team is coming off a school-record 25-win season and a trip to the Sweet 16 and enters this season surrounded by excitement. Gone are 2007 NBA draft picks Nick Young and Gabe Pruitt, but 2006-07 Pac-10 All-Freshman forward Taj Gibson returns to anchor the young Trojan squad. Last year's recruiting class also included guards Daniel Hackett and Dwight Lewis who started a combined 27 games last season and are key members of the strong returning nucleus. This season USC claimed the top recruiting class after the regular signing period by ESPN.com and Hoopscoop.com, highlighted by the electric O.J. Mayo and talented Davon Jefferson.

This promises to be an exciting season of Trojan basketball and it all begins on Sunday. Come out to have some fun, check out the Trojans and help generate proceeds for pediatric cancer research and the treatment of children with cancer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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