DePauw hosts second annual Mike Rokicki Community Versus Cancer Challenge
November 23, 2004
GREENCASTLE, Ind. - The DePauw men's basketball team returns to action this Saturday when it plays host to the second annual Mike Rokicki Community Versus Cancer Challenge.
Play begins on Saturday at 6 p.m. with Albion College (2-0) taking on 21st-ranked Washington, Mo. (2-1). DePauw (1-1) squares off with Wisconsin Lutheran (1-2) in the 8 p.m. contest. The winners meet on Sunday at 4 p.m. with the losers facing each other in the 2 p.m. consolation game.
Tabbed as "Mr. Greencastle," Mike Rokicki gave so much of his time to Putnam County before he lost a battle with cancer in August 2003.
Proceeds from this weekend's game will be applied directly to the University and community's Relay for Life efforts. The 2003 tournament generated $4,400 which was part of the record $201,000 raised through last May's Relay for Life. DePauw's Relay has been nationally recognized as the best college-run Relay for Life in the United States.
Tickets are $5 per adult per day or $8 for both days. Students, kindergarten through college will be admitted for $2 per day.