June 19, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

UCLA To Host Dribble For The Cure Fundraiser Sunday:

The seventh annual Dribble for the Cure will be held at UCLA Sunday, with the Bruin men’s and women’s basketball teams helping raise funds and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Participants will dribble a basketball over a 1.2-mile course through the campus. Individual participants and teams of at least 10 members will be asked to collect pledges.

Prizes will be awarded based on pledge amounts turned in by Sunday.

Registration will be conducted from 8:30-10 a.m. at Drake Stadium, where a welcome ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. The dribble will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Finish line festivities will take place on Collins Court at the John Wooden Center at 11:15 a.m. where participants will be able to meet players and coaches with the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball teams and members of other Bruin teams.

The 2013 edition of Dribble for the Cure had a record net revenue of $167,000, the university announced. The event has raised more than $700,000 in its history, with proceeds helping support treatment for pediatric cancer patients at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

“We are heartened to see this event grow each year and to witness the outpouring of support from the UCLA community of students, staff, patients and families,” said Dr. Theodore B. Moore, chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

“It is exciting to see how the fundraising efforts are translated into innovative research going on in the pediatric cancer labs at UCLA.”

Dribble for the Cure was conceived by John Vallely, a starting guard on UCLA’s 1969 and 1970 NCAA championship teams whose daughter, Erin, died from cancer in 1991, when she was 12 years old.

More information and registration forms are available at dribbleforthecure.com.

in Sports
Related Posts

Crossroads Wins CIF and State Regionals

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

The Crossroads Varsity Boys Soccer Team had a stellar championship season starting with a true underdog story with CIF Division 6 Playoff...

Samohi Vikings Frosh-Soph Defeat Culver City Centaurs in Final Seconds

April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021

2020 was a tough year for Santa Monica High School football as Covid-19 restrictions forced all high school sports to...

Pali Riptide Baseball Club Tryouts

January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

January 9th and 10th at Pali Rec Center The Pali Riptide Baseball Club is preparing for a spring season and...

Grand Jury Indicts Former Angel Employee in Tyler Skaggs’ Fatal Overdose

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Fort Wayne grand jury indicts Eric Prescott Kay on drug distribution and drug conspiracy charges By Sam Catanzaro A federal...

Column: How to Play it Safe to Prevent Deadly Heat Exhaustion

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

By Shawn McCann  As the Southland region broils in a summer heatwave, the coronavirus pandemic has created additional concern for...

Former Angels Employee Charged in Tyler Skagg’s Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Former Angels Communications Director Eric Prescott Kay faces up to 20 years in prison By Sam Catanzaro An ex-employee of...

LA Marathon to Exclude Santa Monica

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

Race organizers, citing “bigger footprint at the finish line”, choose Century City end point By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica has...

High School Sports Pushed Back Until Winter

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

All California high school sports will not begin until mid-December By Sam Catanzaro High school sports in Santa Monica and...

Video: Venice Skatepark Taken Back by Skaters

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Defying officials, Venice Skate Park skaters recently took matters into their own hands after the City of Los Angeles filled...

Video: Westside MLB Brothers Give Back

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Two Westside brothers, both professional baseball players, are giving back to local first responders COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more in this...

Edify TV: LA Marathon 2020

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

20,000 runners competed in the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon over the weekend that finished in Santa Monica. Get in on...

LA Marathon Still on Course Amid Coronavirus Concerns

March 4, 2020

March 4, 2020

Race activities to go on as planned, say organizers as LA County declares state of local emergency By Sam Catanzaro...

Edify TV: SAMOHI Girls Win Basketball Title

March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020

On Monday, the Santa Monica High School girls basketball team walked onto campus as CIF Southern Section Champions. Check out...

DocDrew’s Swish Issue 6, Volume 6

February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

Welcome to the sixth issue of volume six of Swish, a weekly periodical with recaps and photos of Santa Monica...

DocDrew’s Swish Issue 5, Volume 6

February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020

Welcome to the fifth issue of volume six of Swish, a weekly periodical with recaps and photos of Santa Monica...