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Blue Out for Celts for Blue Cure Game

Logo: Blue Cure LogoThe University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team is playing in the second annual Celts for Blue Cure game, which raises awareness about prostate cancer, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 in Jerabeck Gym. Coming up as UST’s third in a lineup of six home games in a row, St. Thomas will take on the University of the Southwest.

All attendees are invited to wear blue to support the cause and the Blue Cure Foundation. The team will wear blue warm-ups to start the game. Tickets are $3 and free for children 12 and under.

Watch the videos of UST basketball players, who are playing hard on the court and impacting lives by joining the movement to create awareness about prostate cancer. Also, look for them in their Blue Cure shirts on campus.  

Photo: Gabe CanalesThe Blue Cure Foundation is an organization, started by UST alumnus Gabe Canales ’99, that strives to promote awareness about prostate cancer and encourage prevention through diet and lifestyle habits. At the game on Saturday, the UST community is banding together to support the cause and encourages the community to get involved.

Several UST alumni donated items for a silent auction. People can begin bidding on items in Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center. Opening bids for all items start at $25. The items include:

  • UST Celts Gear Gift Basket – Donated by the Athletic Department, Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Todd Smith and Golf Coach Matt Luther, and Hank Emery, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
  • Fit Athletic Club – two six-month memberships
  • Candylicious Gift Basket – Donated by UST alumnus Tino
    , owner of the Chocolate Bar and Candylicious
  • Gift Certificate from Grocery Girl – donated by UST Alumna Nathalie Sessions, for nutrition education and consulting. One complimentary nutrition service can include grocery store tour, healthy kitchen check-up and an opportunity to apply the certificate toward the cost of a coaching package, class or workshop.
  • Gift Certificate from ReAction Spine & Sport – Donated by UST alumna Dr. Nataly Perez
    • Three Options: Chiropractic or Acupuncture/Personal Training/Combo
      1. Chiropractic includes free initial exam and adjustment. Acupuncture may be substituted for adjustment
      2. Two one-hour personal training sessions
      3. Combination of chiropractic option or acupuncture and one personal training session
  • Mary Kay Gift Basket – Donated by UST Student Ashley Worhol

Come out Saturday to support our Celts and the Blue Cure movement. Also, watch ABC 13 during the 8 a.m. segment on Saturday morning for Gabe Canales and senior guard and Mardi King Barrett Lauer, who will talk about the Foundation and dietary and lifestyle habits.

For questions, call or email Debra Moyer, coordinator of Health Promotion and Wellness, at 713-525-3513 or

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