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Rockets to hold annual ‘Tie One On’ event Jan. 26

The Toledo men’s basketball program will hold its third annual “Tie One On” event Saturday, Jan. 26, vs. Bowling Green at 7 p.m. in Savage Arena.

All proceeds from the event will benefit The University of Toledo Medical Center’s Dana Cancer Center in support of prostate cancer care.

Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk and his coaching staff will sport bow ties during the game as a show of support.

“This is our third year for Tie One On and it has rapidly become a signature community event,” said Lawrence J. Burns, vice president for external affairs. “We’ve been thrilled to see everyone throw their support behind this cause and embrace the bow tie.”

Rocket fans are invited to join the fun, too. For $100, individuals will receive a ticket to the game, a UT basketball bow tie and a commemorative photo by signing up through Students can purchase the same package at a discounted rate of $20 with a coupon, which can be obtained by calling 419.530.1273.

A new feature will be added for this year’s game with the Rockets donning retro jerseys that will be auctioned off prior to the contest. Individuals can bid on the uniforms until Thursday, Jan. 24, with bidding starting at $100 and increasing in $25 increments at

In addition, Yark Automotive, local Kroger stores and the Rocket Shop are selling bow tie cutouts for the event with proceeds being donated to the cause. Yark also is making a donation to “Tie One On” for every vehicle purchased by a UT employee, student or graduate during January.

Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (Jan. 23, 2013)
WTOL 11, 13 ABC, FOX Toledo and WNWO (Jan. 30, 2013)
The Blade (Feb. 16, 2013)

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