A lot going on today, but that’s good. I’ll soon be talking with Kathy Betty, head of the new Dream ownership group, and will have a story on ESPN.com.
Also today, though, I head out toward Western Kansas for an event called the WEPAC Hoops for Hope charity basketball game. Former players from the likes of Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri State, Iowa and Nebraska will be teaming with high school players in a game that is raising money for the WEPAC Alliance, a foundation that pays for cancer-preventative care for women in five small Kansas communities (Wilmore, Englewood,Protection, Ashland, and Coldwater.) The other 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
The game is from 8:30-10:30 Central time on Friday night, with Fox Sports Midwest airing it in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.
My friends Brenda VanLengen and Patti Phillips and I are driving out to Ashland, Kan., where the game will be held. Brenda and Patti will handle the broadcast duties for FSN Midwest.
One current WNBA player, San Antonio’s Ruth Riley, is involved as is former WNBA legend Cynthia Cooper, now coach at Prairie View A&M, and all-time NCAA scoring leader Jackie Stiles.
More info on the event can be found at: www.wepacthehouse.org. I’ll be writing a story about it for The Kansas City Star and will have more on it here at this blog, too.