USC To Host 'Dribble For The Cure' And Cardinal & Gold Scrimmage on Oct. 26
Oct. 7, 2008
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 third annual 'Dribble For The Cure' charity event to be held at the Galen Center on Sunday (Oct. 26) beginning at 11 a.m. Following the fund-raising festivities, the 2008-09 men's basketball team will be on display for the annual Cardinal and Gold scrimmage to be held at 2 p.m.
The third annual 'Dribble For The Cure,' which raises funds for pediatric cancer research and treatment ,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 join the USC basketball team and dribble a basketball through a course winding across the USC campus, beginning and ending at the Galen Center. 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 2 p.m. and get their first look at the 2008-09 Trojans in a game-like situation.
The USC men's basketball team is coming off its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and 20-win season, going 21-12 last year. Juniors Taj Gibson (All-Pac-10, Third Team), Daniel Hackett and Dwight Lewis along with senior Keith Wilkinson return to anchor the Trojans' squad. They will be joined by the No. 7 ranked recruiting class according to HoopScoop.com, featuring McDonald's All-American DeMar DeRozan, a consensus top five recruit. Despite the departure of O.J. Mayo to the NBA as the third player taken overall, early season rankings list this Trojan squad as a top 25 team with The Sporting News ranking USC No. 11.
This promises to be an exciting season of Trojan basketball and it all begins on Oct. 26. 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.