Marquette Raises $4,000 For Hurricane Relief

Marquette basketball's open workout raises nearly $4,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts

MILWAUKEE, September 17 - The Marquette men's basketball team held an open workout on Saturday afternoon at the Al McGuire Center.

The event generated close to $4,000 dollars in combined donations to the American Red Cross and Catholic Charities, as well as a large amount of canned goods and non-perishable food items in conjunction with Marquette basketball's partnership with Second Harvest of Wisconsin. All donations will go directly to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

"It was really great to see so many of our loyal fans turn out on a Saturday afternoon for such a great cause," said head coach Tom Crean. "We wanted to give people a chance to see our team and, at the same time, help those who have been affected by this awful disaster."

Members of the Golden Eagles squad, as well as the coaching staff, greeted the over 700 fans in attendance at the doors to the Al McGuire Center before beginning the open workout. Following the workout, which included several drills and concluded with a 5-on-5 scrimmage, there was a Q & A and autograph session with Coach Crean and the team.

The City of New Orleans has special meaning for the Marquette men's basketball program. As many fans and supporters remember, the Crescent City and Louisiana Superdome played host to the Golden Eagles in the 2003 Final Four.

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