Ticket information announced for the Mount’s women’s basketball game on Nov. 2

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By: Jill Eichhorn

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Women's basketball team photo.

Due to overwhelming public support, tickets to the general public for the November 2 women's basketball game between Mount St. Joseph University and Hiram College are sold out.

Should additional tickets come available, we will post that information to the public.

The first regular season women’s basketball game between Mount St. Joseph University and Hiram College will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s campus. The NCAA granted an exemption to play the game earlier than originally scheduled to accommodate the wish of a terminally ill freshman basketball player for the Mount, Lauren Hill, to be able to play in a college game.

Because of the public’s overwhelming demand for tickets, Mount St. Joseph University administrators, in consultation with Lauren and her family, decided to hold the game at an alternate venue to accommodate a larger crowd. Xavier University officials offered the use of the Cintas Center.

“On behalf of the women’s basketball team and the entire Mount St. Joseph University community, we are grateful that Lauren will have this opportunity which grants her wish to play college basketball,” said Steve Radcliffe, athletic director at the Mount. “The Mount’s spirit is wherever the Mount community gathers regardless of venue. We have received heartfelt emails and phone calls of support from people around the world who have heard of Lauren’s story. We are humbled by the many universities and school groups that would like to come to the game, even those coming from several hours away.”

Mount St. Joseph University is extremely proud and humbled to support Lauren Hill in her personal goal to play college basketball and, and as a result, raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer research and resources for children and families facing Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) which is now an incurable condition.  Lauren and her family have chosen The Cure Starts Now Foundation as the recipient of the funds that have been raised in recognition of Lauren’s courage and incredible strength. 

In consultation with The Cure Starts Now Foundation and the Hill family, all proceeds from MSJ-supported fundraising will be provided to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to continue support of their International DIPG registry and support the registry’s primary goal of understanding the biology of DIPGs in the interest of developing more effective therapies and approaches to diagnosis, assessment and treatments that will improve patient outcomes. Donations to The Cure Starts Now can be made through this website link.

Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.