For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 1997

HOOPS FOR CHARITY 1997

Introducing Hoops for Charity for 1997...Hoops for Charity is all about basketball, fun, charity and who would have thought, attorneys and physicians. You might think physicians and attorneys can't dribble, but for a worthy cause they can even dunk! Some of the areas finest professionals will be displaying these talents at Hoops for Charity, a basketball game at UD Arena between members of the Montgomery County Medical Society and the Dayton Bar Association on Thursday, February 13, 1997. Tip-off begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets will be sold at the Arena for $5.00 per person and $20.00 per family.

Why would some of the members of these two organizations agree to participate in Hoops for Charity?
Doctors and lawyers have very strong competitive spirits;
They wish to raise money for two of their favorite charities;
They played last year and the doctors trounced the lawyers. REMATCH!

Reach Out of Montgomery County and the Volunteer Lawyers Project will receive all of the proceeds. Both agencies utilize professionals who volunteer their time to serve individuals who "fall through the cracks", individuals who do not qualify for public support and are unable to access necessary professional services. These individuals are often referred to as the working poor.

You can support Hoops for Charity by making a financial contribution to your favorite team and/or purchasing tickets to attend the game. If you would like more information about Hoops for Charity or Reach Out of Montgomery County please call Robbie Stone at 775-1122. If you would like more information about the Volunteer Lawyers Project please call Helenka Marculewicz at 461-3857.