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‘Hoops for Hope’ Dec. 9 Event to Support Life-Saving Catholic Charities Services


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

‘Hoops for Hope’ Dec. 9 Event to Support Life-Saving Catholic Charities Services

Event Will Be Held Prior to Nebraska-Creighton Basketball Game at CenturyLink Center Omaha

The Catholic Charities Junior Board will host the 8th annual Hoops for Hope event, a free and open to the public social event to support the programs and services of Catholic Charities. Free appetizers, a cash bar and raffle will be included. Free will donations also will be accepted.

Bluejay and Husker fans as well as the general public are welcome.

4:30 p.m.,Wednesday, December 9. Raffle drawing, 6:15 p.m. Tip-off, 7 p.m.

Hoops for Hope will be in the upstairs banquet room of The Old Mattress Factory, 501 N 13th St.

Catholic Charities ministers to the greatest and most fundamental needs of our community. Events like Hoops for Hope provide much-needed funds for services that touch the lives of more than 100,000 voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten individuals and families annually throughout Omaha and the surrounding 23-county northeast Nebraska area. For more information, visit


The raffle will feature several prizes, including:

Basketball autographed by the 2015-2016 Creighton University men’s basketball team.
Basketball autographed by University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles.
Creighton University men’s baseball 2016 Season Tickets.
Big Red Recipes football edition cookbook autographed by former Husker Zach Potter.
Creighton University women’s volleyball 2016 Season Tickets.
The news media are invited and encouraged to attend.