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May 7 'Bunko for Basketball' to support Southeastern Lady Lions Basketball Scholarship

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND -- Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual “Bunko for Basketball,” a scholarship fundraiser for the Southeastern Louisiana University Lady Lions basketball program.
     Sponsored by the Lady Lions’ mentoring and support group PRIDE (Positive Role Models Involved in the Development of Excellence), Bunko for Basketball will take place Saturday, May 7 at Southeastern’s Twelve Oaks.
     Tickets for the evening of fun and fundraising are $30 per person for the adults-only event, which will feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a silent auction. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with Bunko games beginning at 7 p.m.
     During the event, PRIDE will also draw the winning ticket for a Cali Classic 50 scooter, provided by Big Easy Scooters and Cycles of New Orleans. Scooter raffle tickets are $5.
Bunko for Basketball and scooter raffle tickets can be obtained from PRIDE members and at the Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics ticket office, 800 Galloway Drive (985-549-LION or 1-866-LION-TIX). PRIDE members will also be selling tickets at various community locations and events throughout April. For information, contact PRIDE Chair Patsy Causey, 985-345-8133. 
     “We have had so much fun watching Bunko for Basketball evolve each year into a couples’ event, too. Men and women of our community have enjoyed some serious entertainment at the event,” said Lady Lions Head Coach Lori Davis Jones. “The game is fun and simple, even if you’ve never played. Come meet our beautiful Lady Lions, bid on some really special silent auction items and have a wonderful time with your friends – all for a good cause.” 
     All proceeds will go to the PRIDE Scholarship fund. Since its creation in 2007, Bunko for Basketball has raised more than $51,000 for the scholarship, which provides Lady Lions basketball players with financial support for post sports eligibility coursework.

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