The Ohio Wesleyan women’s basketball team will hold its 11th annual Hoops for Hope Tournament Dec. 29-30 to support breast cancer awareness. Shown here is sophomore post Elea Karras. (Photo by Sara Blake)

Ohio Wesleyan to Host 11th Annual Hoops for Hope Tournament

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

By Cole Hatcher

DELAWARE, Ohio — The 11th annual 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 – sponsored by Amato’s Woodfired Pizza, 6 S. Sandusky St., Delaware – will tip off at 6 p.m. Dec. 29, when the Battling Bishops take on the Fighting Muskies from Muskingum University of New Concord, Ohio. The tournament will continue at 8 p.m., when the Britons from Albion College of Albion, Michigan, take on the Tartans from Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

On Dec. 30, the two-day tournament will conclude with the Hoops for Hope consolation game at 1 p.m., followed by the championship game at 3 p.m.

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.

For those unable to attend the tournament, it is scheduled to be streamed live online at

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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 more than 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” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at