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Point Park University Hosts Brackets 101 Event to Benefit Cope Scholarship Fund

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Point Park University will host Brackets 101, a fundraising event related to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, on Monday, March 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.    Proceeds from the event will benefit the University’s Myron Cope Scholarship for students in the School of Communication.  Brackets 101, which is open to the public, will be emceed by Ellis Cannon, publisher of the Pittsburgh Sports Report and television personality.  Ellis will be joined by Bob Pompeani, KDKA-TV, Ray Mernaugh, NBEBasketball.com and PSR contributor, and Bob Rager, coach of the Point Park men’s basketball team.   Individual tickets are $50 each and reservations are required.

Celebrity guests include former Steelers AllPro Linebacker Andy Russell and other Steelers from the  ‘70s Super Bowl teams.  Several items of sports memorabilia will be auctioned along with a unique prize, “CSI Pittsburgh,” which offers an opportunity for an inside look at Point Park’s Forensics Program.

Helen Fallon, professor in the School of Communication and director of the University’s Honors Program, noted, “We are extremely pleased to honor Myron Cope’s extraordinary career in journalism with a scholarship in his name.  We will be announcing the 2011 winner at Brackets 101.”

Brackets 101 provides basketball fans with the opportunity to learn about conference rankings, late season records, hot trends, injuries and more as they prepare for the NCAA Tournament.  The event includes a buffet dinner, bracket packet, free throw and puck shoot contests, sports panel discussion, and a number of items for both live and silent auction.  Brackets 101 will be held in Point Park University’s Student Center, 330 Boulevard of the Allies (the former YMCA Building at Boulevard of the Allies). 

For tickets and more information, contact Jan Gray at 412-392-8018 or jggray@pointpark.edu

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