2009 Hoops for HopeOh, it was electric. Three months before, the game sold out in two hours. The gym seats 1,000. For two hours before the doors opened, there was a line around the building. From 7 to 8:30, when (the game was underway), there wasn't an extra seat in the gym. Of course there were many, many people who couldn't get tickets and ended up watching it on a jumbo screen on the side of a semitrailer out near the football field. The local banks underwrote that.
Benjamin Anderson - Interview with Hospitals and Health Networks
A roster of players that included WNBA stars, outstanding college athletes, and local high school stand-outs.
Before the game began the WEPAC communities gathered for a tailgate party and other events.
The practice session featured all of the players, cheerleading squads and a slam dunk team of four Olympic-level high jumpers, lead by Olympian Nathan Leeper of Protection, KS.