Bartow Classic continues to promote cancer research fund

The Bartow Classic recognizes the late UAB Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletics Director Gene Bartow for his decades of commitment to UAB and intercollegiate sports.

bartow classic sThe UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and UAB Men’s Basketball are teaming up Monday, Nov. 11, for the fifth annual Bartow Classic, a fundraiser for the Coach Gene Bartow Fund for Cancer Research. The UAB Blazers will tip off against Rutgers University at 7 p.m. in Bartow Arena, 617 13th St. South.

The Bartow Classic recognizes the late UAB Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletics Director Gene Bartow for his decades of commitment to UAB and intercollegiate sports. Each year, this special event continues to raise awareness about the important cancer research conducted at UAB. Bartow, who retired from collegiate coaching in 1996, underwent treatment at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center for stomach cancer.

UAB Athletics will donate $2 for every ticket sold (excluding season tickets) to the Coach Gene Bartow Fund for Cancer Research, which was established in 2009. Tickets for the game are $20 for lower-level and $15 for upper-level seats. Tickets can be purchased online at UABSports.com or by calling 205-975-UAB1 (8221).

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