We've had a lot going on here at BN, between the complete disaster that is our football program after a humiliating home loss to Texas and the awesome news that top-five national recruit Kyle Anderson committed to Ben Howland's UCLA program (which we hope, fingers crossed, is a sign of other things to come, which I won't say because I don't want to jinx anything).
But, there's something more important than UCLA football, basketball, or well, any athletic event. Regular BN readers already know about our favorite gutty little Bruin, Tyler, who has faced some unbelievably difficult health issues. Despite it all, Tyler has persevered. He is simply an inspiration.
So, with that in mind, we should take a second to step back and talk about something much more important than football, Dan Guerrero's incompetence, or even the diseased culture of mediocrity that festers at Morgan Center.
The fourth annual "Dribble for the Cure" will kick off at UCLA on October 30, an event that serves an amazing (and vitally important) cause. From the official release:
'Dribble For The Cure IV' will take place Sunday, Oct. 30 on the UCLA campus. Once again, Ben Howland's UCLA men's basketball team, Cori Close's Bruin women's basketball squad and the UCLA Athletic Department will join forces with Bruin basketball alumnus John Vallely, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) and the Cancer Research Program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA for the fourth annual fund-raising event.
Proceeds will be directed to finding a cure for pediatric cancer and supporting the treatment for children with cancer at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. Last year, in its third season, 'Dribble For The Cure' featured over 750 participants dribbling a basketball across the UCLA campus and raising more than $95,000. Since 2008, the three-year donation total is over $260,000 benefiting PCRF and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
Let's all take some time out to donate and do our part to help out this really great cause. Especially for all the gutty little Bruins who are fighting through this, just like our favorite Bruin, Tyler.