USC Children's Hospital Benefit

'Scully & Wooden: For The Kids' Benefits USC's Childrens Hospital. The two Southland legends talk June 13 at NOKIA Theatre.

'Scully & Wooden: For The Kids' Benefits USC's Childrens Hospital

The two Southland legends talk June 13 at NOKIA Theatre.

May 19, 2008

It might seem odd that two of the greatest coaches in USC and UCLA history share a mutual friendship and respect. But one of Pete Carroll's favorite coaches is John Wooden. The USC football coach has visited many times with the former UCLA basketball coach to seek his insight and advice, and Carroll has even incorporated Wooden's teachings into his own coaching philosophy.

Now you can hear the same wisdom that Carroll has received, along with the similarly inspiring thoughts and reflections of Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, when the two Southern California legends sit down with Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers at "Scully & Wooden: For The Kids" on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live.

The evening benefits several important charities, including ThinkCure, the Dodgers' official charity that champions pediatric cancer research at USC-affiliated Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Last fall, USC Athletics teamed with ThinkCure to help raise awareness of its mission at Childrens Hospital and at City of Hope. Proceeds will also go to the pediatric cancer program at Mattel's Children's Hospital UCLA.

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling Ticketmaster at (213) 480-3232 or online at , as well as at the STAPLES Center Box Office. Tickets are priced from $25 to $200.

"I know this sounds strange coming from a Trojan, but Coach Wooden is a genius, plain and simple," Carroll has said of his hero. "I have had the pleasure of meeting this great man many times, and his teachings have helped me be the man I am today.

"And there's no more recognizable broadcasting voice than Vin Scully's. As a Bay Area native and longtime Giants fan, even I have come to appreciate the beauty in the way he calls a game."

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