Tulane Women’s Basketball adds charity exhibition vs. South Alabama
NEW ORLEANS – The Tulane women’s basketball team has added a second exhibition game to its schedule, as the Green Wave will host South Alabama at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on November 5 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the game will be donated to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.
Fans can purchase general admission seating for $5, and a portion of revenue from all concessions will be donated to the Red Cross as well.
“During the days following Hurricane Katrina, it was hurricane relief efforts that helped bring our city back,” head coach Lisa Stockton said. “It is my privilege to have our basketball program return the favor by conducting this exhibition. Our players are personally committed to helping our neighbors.”
With the game’s proceeds going to charity, the NCAA approved a waiver to allow Tulane to play an extra exhibition game on top of the one already scheduled against Loyola-New Orleans on November 2.
Like so many colleges and universities, Tulane University students, families and staff have been impacted by the devastation of the four hurricanes. This game against South Alabama will signify the latest outreach by Tulane to assist those affected by the natural disasters.
“The absolute best part about this exhibition game is that all the proceeds are going to support hurricane relief by way of the Red Cross,” said Mónica Lebrón, Tulane’s Deputy Athletics Director and Chief Operating Officer. “I have family in Puerto Rico and we have student-athletes from Houston and all throughout Florida, so we can probably all say we know someone who has been impacted by these horrific disasters. I’m proud to know our student-athletes, coaches and entire administration are behind making a difference, and we’re grateful to the NCAA for allowing us the opportunity to do so.”
“Tulane has graciously offered to partner with Red Cross again on the upcoming November 5 charity women’s basketball game to support recent disaster relief efforts,” said Joshua Joachim, Regional CEO for the American Red Cross of Louisiana. “The Red Cross continues to work with those affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria across the Southeast and this is a perfect way to help provide hope. Our friends and neighbors who have been devastated by the hurricanes will benefit greatly from this generous gift.”
South Alabama and Tulane have met 19 times in their history with their most recent contest being played in 2010 at Fogelman in Devlin. Tulane holds an 8-11 lifetime record against the Jaguars but has won the last five games in the series. The teams’ first meeting was in 1978.
The Green Wave will play its first exhibition of the season on November 2 against Loyola-New Orleans at Fogelman in Devlin with tipoff scheduled for 5 p.m. The regular season begins on November 10 at Maine.
American Red Cross of Louisiana
Financial donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief help people affected by these devastating storms. Donations are used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters like hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance as well as supporting the vehicles, warehouses, technology and people that make that help possible.
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