Press Release

Ohio Wesleyan to Host 10th Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope Tournament

December 16, 2016 – by Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team will raise funds for cancer research at the Dec. 29-30 Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope tournament. (Photo by Sara Blake)

Proceeds from Dec. 29-30 Women’s Basketball Contest to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

DELAWARE, Ohio — The 10th annual Bishop Classic/Hoops for Hope women’s basketball tournament to raise money for breast cancer awareness, education, and research will be held Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

The event will tip off at 6 p.m. Dec. 29, when the Battling Bishops take on the Gophers from Goucher College in Baltimore. The tournament will continue at 8 p.m., when the Hornets from Kalamazoo College in Michigan take on the Yellowjackets from the University of Rochester in New York.

On Dec. 30, the tournament will conclude with the Hoops for Hope consolation game at 1 p.m., followed by the championship game at 3 p.m. The tournament is scheduled to be streamed live online at

Admission to all Hoops for Hope tournament games is free, but monetary contributions will be accepted to benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®, which supports scientific research for women’s cancers. The fund operates in partnership with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. To date, the Ohio Wesleyan annual tournament has raised more than $5,000 for cancer research.

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Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at