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Houston Faces Baylor in Hurricane Relief Exhibition

Oct. 18, 2017

HOUSTON – The University of Houston Men’s Basketball program will face Baylor at noon, Saturday, inside the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas, in a charity exhibition game. All ticket sales will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund through the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Tickets are available for $5 online at https://baylorbea.rs/2ghyGvB and at the Baylor Athletics Ticket Office inside the Ferrell Center on Saturday. All tickets are general admission with doors opening at 11:30 a.m., Saturday.

“Although we are nearly two months from Hurricane Harvey, many people in our area continue to struggle from its effects,” said Head Coach Kelvin Sampson, who is in his fourth year with the Cougars. “I am grateful our team has the opportunity to participate in an event like this and continue to help provide support for those in need.”

The Cougars and the Bears received an NCAA waiver to play the additional exhibition game. The two teams will play a regulation 40-minute game with some rules modified in the spirit of an exhibition.

Limited concessions will be available. Parking at the Ferrell Center is free, but vehicles must be removed from the lot by 3 p.m., due to Baylor Football’s game later that evening.

In late August at the height of Hurricane Harvey, Sampson sent out a tweet, asking for donations from basketball coaches for shoes and t-shirts to help those in need. In response, the Cougars received more than 200,000 t-shirts and more than 30,000 pairs of shoes from sport programs at all levels as well as businesses and individuals from across the nation with all donations being given to local missions and charity organizations.


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