UT raises approximately $15,000 from ‘Tie One On’Written by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo men’s basketball team raised approximately $15,000 in funds for the UT Dana Cancer Center in support of prostate cancer care with its “Tie One On” event on Feb. 4 against Buffalo.
Rockets head coach Tod Kowalczyk and his staff all wore custom Toledo bow ties in support of the event. For fans, donations were accepted and packages of a game ticket, bow tie, commemorative photo and a part in the post-game reception were sold for $100 each.
Last season, the event, organized by Vice President for External Affairs Larry Burns, raised around $4,000.
“I’m just very thankful of this community rallying around ‘Tie One On,’” Kowalczyk said. “I give a lot of credit to Larry Burns for his idea and his hard work. It goes towards a great cause.”