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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

November 9, 2005

Bearcats Give Youth Basketball Clinic; Funds Raised Went Towards Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State men's basketball team administered a free youth clinic on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Bearcat Arena. There was a free-will donation with the proceeds going towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donated funds, which exceeded $400, were in the name of Grant Redd, son of former Bearcat Matt (1996-1999) and grandson of former Northwest athletic director Dr. Jim Redd. Grant, who is four months old, currently is suffering from the disease.

"Matt and his wife Karen (formerly Barmann) are both from Maryville," said head coach Steve Tappmeyer. "He was a special player and person here. Even though Matt lives in Kansas City now, he is still part of our basketball family. We look for opportunities to be involved in the community and this seemed like the perfect fit."

Forty children from kindergarten through sixth grade levels were in attendance. The participants were taught basic basketball skills at seven different stations and spent one-on-one time with various Bearcats. Each camper had a chance to win prizes and tour the locker room and weight rooms. At the end, Bearcat players signed posters for the kids.

The Northwest men's basketball team opens 2005-06 play by hosting the Ryland Milner Centennial Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The women begin the Classic at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m.

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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