Jerry West to Speak at Ole Miss Coaches vs. Cancer Luncheon

Oct. 31, 2005

OXFORD, Miss. - Jerry West will be the featured speaker at a luncheon to support Ole Miss Basketball's Coaches Versus Cancer Program on Monday, November 7 at noon CT. The luncheon will be held at the Downtown Oxford Inn & Suites located at the corner of South Lamar and Jefferson.

Tickets for the event may be purchased for a $40 donation, which is tax deductible. A table of eight seats is available for a $300 donation. Tickets can be purchased at University Florist (Oxford), University Sporting Goods (Oxford) and The Flower Company (Batesville).

For information regarding tickets, please contact Judy Connor at 662-234-6044 or call the Ole Miss Basketball office at 662-915-7534.

The Memphis Grizzlies' organization began a new era when Jerry West was introduced as the team's president of basketball operations on April 30, 2002. Returning from retirement as the Los Angeles Lakers' Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, he has set a new goal: to build the Grizzlies into one of the league's premiere franchises.

First as a player, then a coach, and for 19 years as an executive, West's sparkling track record speaks for itself. Eight NBA championships as a player, executive or special consultant; Executive of the Year; 14-time NBA All-Star; 10-time All-NBA First Team; member of the Basketball Hall of Fame; and named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.

"Coaches vs. Cancer" is a program sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The program unites the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in the fight against cancer. The program leverages the strength and celebrity of our country's basketball coaches to reduce cancer risk through education programs and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Ole Miss men's head coach Rod Barnes' and women's head coach Carol Ross' program has generated approximately $98,000 over the past nine years to assist the American Cancer Society with their fight against cancer.

 

 

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