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Help Send Inner-City Youth to a Villanova Basketball Game

The following email has been sent out to Supporters of Villanova Basketball, VUhoops is trying to spread the message for this beneficial community outreach effort.

Email from Jay Wright...

For the fourth consecutive year, we are organizing a program to bring inner-city youth to our exhibition game free of charge. They cheer our players from the stands and,after the game, get to meet them on the court for a special autograph session. This program has grown in each of its first three years and cumulatively has provided tickets to nearly 10,000 individuals. The participating organizations are very appreciative and this exposure to our program helps create a connection between the youth of Greater Philadelphia and Villanova University.

This season, our exhibition game vs. New York Tech will take place on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at the WellsFargo Center. Tickets are normally $25 for the public, but for this special event, we are able to purchase the tickets at a rate of just$5 each. Our goal is to raise enough funds to fill the Wells FargoCenter with enthusiastic young fans from throughout Greater Philadelphia.

We truly hope that you will consider being a partof this special community outreach effort. If you have interest inmaking a monetary donation toward sponsoring tickets, please visitthis secure website:

Any questions that you may have about this initiative can be directed to Steve Pinone at (610)519-5526. Also, if you are involved in a charity or children’s group in the Greater Philadelphia region and would like information on how to obtain complimentary tickets for them, please contact Chrissy Quisenberry at (610) 519-8882.

Thank you for your generous and ongoing support of Villanova Basketball and all of our initiatives. I hope to see you at a game this season!


Jay Wright
Head Basketball Coach