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Winning the Big Game

February 13, 2009

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 There is no doubt the Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Toledo likes to win.   Tricia Cullop’s as competitive as they come.  But in her short time at UT, Tricia has also made something else very clear:  it’s just as important to her that her players are winners off the court.  Sometimes that’s the harder lesson.  Probably not with this particular group of women.  They’re smart, articulate, and as I found during a visit to practice last week, they already care about each other, and about making a difference to others.   

 Coach Cullop has organized an event during Sunday’s game that will help bring that message home to the players, and the fans.  It’s called “Rockets for the Cure” an event to raise money for NW Ohio Komen for the Cure.  Turns out 2 coaches and several players have family members who have battled breast cancer.  They walked as a team in last year’s Race for the Cure in Downtown Toledo, but they wanted to do something more.   Coach Cullop had success with this event when she was at Evansville…and wasted no time getting it organized here.    Oh, the game against Kent State will certainly be the focus on the court Sunday afternoon…but the Coach and players know no matter the score, their efforts have already helped them win the big game.   

You can watch the report here.

Join us for “Rockets for the Cure” Sunday, February 15th at 2 PM!!    Proceeds benefit NW Ohio Komen for the Cure.  For iinformation or tickets, call 419-530-GOLD.

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