KGW-TV to Air Story about Hoopsters for Haiti

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

PORTLAND, ORE. -- A feature about the Hoopsters for Haiti fundraiser is expected to aired by KGW-TV Channel 8 in Portland, Ore., during the local newscast at 6 p.m. (PST) on Thursday, Jan. 21. The Hoopsters for Haiti project will raise money during Willamette's home games against Pacific Lutheran University on Friday, Jan. 22 to help with the earthquake relief effort in Haiti .

Fans will be able to donate money to earthquake relief. A percentage of ticket sales also will be contributed to the relief effort. The Willamette women's team will open the doubleheader by taking on Pacific Lutheran at 6 p.m. (PST). The Bearcat men will battle the Lutes in the second game, starting at about 8 p.m. (PST).

Willamette University men's basketball players Cameron Mitchell (Sr., Post, Portland, OR/Grant HS/U. of Redlands) and Bubba Lemon (Jr., Wing, McMinnville, OR/Tualatin HS/Linfield College), the primary organizers of Hoopsters for Haiti, will be highlighted in Channel 8's report about the fundraiser.

Cameron Mitchell (above) worked with teammate Bubba Lemon to organize the Hoopsters for Haiti fundraiser.

Cameron Mitchell (above) worked with teammate Bubba Lemon to organize the Hoopsters for Haiti fundraiser.