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April 30, 2009

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh and Head Coach Jamie Dixon, in conjunction with UPMC and the American Cancer Society, will host its second annual Hoops for Hope Basketball Gala on Friday, May 1st at the Senator John Heinz History Center.


Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a pre-event reception that includes cocktails and a silent auction followed by an elegant dinner, awards presentation and entertainment by well-known Pittsburgh band Sputzy. The evening also will feature dancing and celebrity appearances.


Slated to attend are Dixon and his wife Jacqueline, Pitt women’s basketball coach Agnus Berenato and husband Jack, Duquesne men’s basketball coach Ron Everhart and wife Mirchana, Duquesne women’s basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio and husband Pete, Robert Morris men’s basketball coach Mike Rice and wife Kerry and RMU women’s basketball coach Sal Buscaglia.


Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.


For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call (412) 919-1100.



Pitt, Jamie Dixon to Host Coaches vs. Cancer Hoops for Hope Basketball Gala

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