Thursday, October 25, 2012

Memphis Womens Coach Melissa McFerrin appeared on Fox13 Good Morning Memphis

University of Memphis women's basketball head coach Melissa McFerrin  appeared on FOX13's Good Morning Memphis today.

McFerrin  talked about the Fastbreak Club's annual benefit for the team, the Heels and Hoops Gala presented by Evolve Bank & Trust on Saturday night as well as the team's upcoming season.

The Tigers play an exhibition against Rhodes College on November 3 before starting the season at home against Grambling State on November 9 in the Preseason WNIT.

The Heels and Hoops Gala is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th at the Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis campus. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and entertainment will be provided by The Fabulous Steeler Band. Activities for the evening include a silent wine auction, door prizes and a skit performed by the women's basketball players.

Tickets for the event can be Purchased Online Here . Tickets are $100 per person (or $50 per person for Fast Break Club members), or a table for 10 can be purchased for $1,000. Proceeds from the evening benefits the University of Memphis women's basketball program.

Previous proceeds paid for the team's trip to Italy in August of 2011 and have assisted in the renovation of the locker room area in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Future proceeds will assist with the phase two renovations in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse's strength and conditioning and athletic training facilities, which will begin this fall.

For more information on the event, please contact the women's basketball office at 901-678-4532.

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