Lickliters Join 'Hoops for Hope' Lineup

April 12, 2007

DES MOINES — The American Cancer Society has announced that new University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter and his wife, Joez, will be part of the American Cancer Society’s Hoops for Hope unique fundraising event at the Meadows Ballroom at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on May 5.

Hoops for Hope is the first Coaches vs. Cancer event ever held in Iowa, and will feature Greg and Theresa McDermott, Ben and Dawn Jacobson, Keno and Krista Davis, and the Lickliters.

“Both Joez and I are very excited to be a part of this extremely worthwhile event,” said Lickliter. “I’m pleased to join the other coaches on May 5th, and am looking forward to meeting the basketball fans of Iowa.”

“The American Cancer Society is thrilled Coach Lickliter is joining our event,” said Gretchen Tegeler, State Vice President, Iowa. “The uniqueness of Hoops for Hope, the chance to meet Todd and Joez, and a chance to join in the fight against cancer will make this a night to remember.”

Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their families, their teams, and their communities to join the fight against cancer. Hoops for Hope offers an evening of fun, entertainment, and basketball-themed excitement to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease.

For more information about Hoops for Hope or to become involved in this event, please contact Rebecca Lowry at 1-800-688-0147 or visit

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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