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January 31, 2011

Teams collecting donations during "Hoops for Heroes" SAAC initiative

Thursday is also Military Appreciation Night

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Student-athletes of Tennessee Tech’s 14 athletic teams will participate in the Ohio Valley Conference SAAC initiative "Hoops for Heroes" this Thursday and Saturday at the basketball doubleheaders in Eblen Center against Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State.

The "Hoops for Heroes" initiative will benefit veterans in the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).The WWP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose goal is to help injured service men and women of the US armed forces.
 
The goal of this project is for each OVC school to raise money to send a wounded military veteran to the OVC basketball championship, March 2-5, so they can escape everyday life, enjoy a relaxing weekend, and be honored for their service to our country.
 
Headed by the TTU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), various Golden Eagle student-athletes will greet fans at the doors of Eblen Center, as well as walk around the sections to raise money for this effort during all four Tech basketball games this week.
 
Opening tips for both women’s and men’s games are set for 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For Military Appreciation Night Thursday, all members of the military and their families are invited to attend the games against Eastern Kentucky. Military personnel, both active and retired, receive free admission to the game by showing their military ID. 
 
To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project click here