EMU basketball hosts V Foundation game

emu basketballThe EMU men’s basketball team is hosting a V Foundation game on Wednesday, welcoming ODAC rival Washington and Lee University to Yoder Arena.

Donations will be collected both at halftime as well as at the concession stand throughout the evening’s contest. All proceeds will go directly to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

EMU Director of Athletics, Dave King, is pleased to support the recent relationship forged between the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.

“The sports world often connects itself to great causes whether it be disaster relief, medical issues, social issues or individual needs in the local community,” said King. “Sporting events and venues provide great platforms for encouraging the engagement of others in worthy causes.”

Named in honor of the late Jim Valvano, a former collegiate men’s basketball coach and ESPN commentator, the V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded more than $170 million in cancer research grants nationwide, as it awards 100% of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs.

For additional information about The V Foundation, visit www.jimmyv.org.

Eastern Mennonite enters Wednesday’s game with a record of 8-6 overall and 3-2 in the ODAC, while Washington and Lee is 10-4/3-2 ODAC.

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