Bartow Classic to raise funds for cancer research at UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Bartow Classic to benefit Coach Gene Bartow Fund for Cancer Research to be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.

bartow classic 2The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and UAB Men’s Basketball are teaming up Saturday, Feb. 7, for the sixth annual Bartow Classic, a fundraiser for the Coach Gene Bartow Fund for Cancer Research. The UAB Blazers will tip off against Southern Miss at 2 p.m. in Bartow Arena.

The Bartow Classic recognizes the late UAB Men’s Basketball coach and athletic 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 reserved seats and $15 for upper-level reserved seats. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 205-975-UAB1 (8221).

One time only this year, limited edition, vintage Blazer T-shirts will be available at the game. The shirts are $15, with $5 also benefiting the Coach Gene Bartow Fund for Cancer Research.