More than 20 teams have signed up to compete in the 3rd Annual Hoop-a-Paluza three-on-three basketball tournament set for Saturday, Feb. 27 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Payne Center.
The tournament is sponsored by the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Mu sorority at Southern Miss. The games will begin at 9:30 a.m. and feature three-person teams squaring off in half-court contests. The event serves as Phi Mu’s signature philanthropy enterprise on campus designed to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network.
“This chapter has worked hard to make this year’s Hoop-a-Paluza event a successful one,” said Megan German, Alpha Omicron Chapter adviser. “Alpha Omicron raises money throughout the year for Children’s Miracle Network and all their funds collected directly benefit the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson, Miss. I couldn’t be more proud of these women.”
In 1986 the Phi Mu membership voted at its annual convention to accept Children’s Miracle Network as a national philanthropy. Since that time Phi Mus have raised more than $6.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network. Today, collegiate and alumnae chapters conduct various fundraising events such as Hoop-a-Paluza, dance marathons, golf tournaments and bake sales to name a few.
Two important guests are expected to attend this year’s Hoop-a-Paluza event at Southern Miss: a representative from Blair E. Batson who will accept the fundraising check and a local family who has been directly affected by the generosity of Children’s Miracle Network.
For more information about the tournament call 601-266-5486. To learn more about Phi Mu’s Alpha Omicron Chapter visit www.southernmissgreeks.com/
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