Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: April 15, 2013
HAMMOND – Tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual "Bunko for Basketball," a scholarship
fundraiser for the Southeastern Louisiana University Lady Lion basketball program.
Sponsored by the Lady Lions' mentoring and support group PRIDE, Bunko for Basketball is Saturday, May 4 at Southeastern's Twelve Oaks. This year's event has a "Disco Bunko" theme. Doors at Twelve Oaks will open at 6 p.m., with Bunko games beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door, and $200 for a table of four. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, complimentary beverages and a silent auction.
Bunko for Basketball tickets can be obtained from PRIDE members and at the Lion Athletics ticket office in the Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics, 800 Galloway Drive, and the Lady Lion Basketball office, room 106 in the University Center, 800 W. University Ave. For information call 985-345-8133 or 985-549-LION.
In addition to the reserved table option, Lady Lion Head Coach Lori Davis Jones said sponsorships are also available for businesses or individuals who want to show their support for the Lady Lions.
"Bunko for Basketball has become a huge hit in our community – all for a good cause, the PRIDE Scholarship fund," said Jones. "The game is fun and easy to play, and you'll have the opportunity to meet our terrific players, bid on some really special auction items and have a wonderful time with your friends while rocking to some great disco tunes provided by our friends at KSLU."
Jones said since 2007, Bunko has raised more than $98,500 for the Pride Scholarship, which provides Lady Lion student-athletes with financial support for post sports eligibility coursework. To date, seven Lady Lions have completed their degrees with the scholarship's assistance.
For information on Bunko for Basketball and tickets, contact PRIDE Chair Patsy Causey, 985-345-8133, or the Lady Lion basketball office, 985-549-3744.