Dec. 20, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University will host the inaugural "Cougs Have Heart" Women's Basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, against the University of Washington at Beasley Coliseum. The game, sponsored by Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital and The Hope Heart Institute, is slated to tip-off at 7 p.m.
Come support WSU Head Coach June Daugherty, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital and The Hope Heart Institute and raise awareness about heart disease. The first 1,000 fans through the doors will receive a free exclusive "Cougs Have Heart" T-Shirt.
"Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, and it nearly took my life seven times," Daugherty said. "We can do something about it. Be a great Cougar and come help us raise awareness by coming to the first-ever Cougs Have Heart basketball game."
Tickets to the event are $9 for reserved seating, $6 for adults (general admission), $3 for youth (general admission) and $14 for a single game family plan. Group tickets are also available ($20 for 20 tickets). Call 1-800-GO-COUGS or log on to wsucougars.com for more information.
With 623 beds, Sacred Heart is one of the largest hospitals in the Northwest. It employs over 4,000 health care professionals and support staff. Its medical staff provides the expertise and skills of over 800 specialists and primary care doctors. In addition to a full-service Children's Hospital, Sacred Heart features comprehensive cardiac programs, a certified Stroke Center, Level II Trauma Center, neuroscience center, psychiatric services, the Providence Cancer Center and more.
The Hope Heart Institute, one of the nation's leading research and education institutes, is dedicated to serving humanity through cardiovascular research and education. It was founded in Seattle in 1959 by Dr. Lester R. Sauvage, a world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon and research scientist. He and The Hope earned international recognition through pioneering treatments in the fight against the nation's No. 1 killer. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery was one of those breakthroughs. The Institute is named for legendary entertainer and benefactor Bob Hope. For more information, visit www.hopeheart.org.