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Western to host UNC Asheville in Double-Header on December 3

Nov. 22, 2005

Cullowhee, N.C. - On Saturday, Dec. 3, Western Carolina will welcome the UNC Asheville Bulldogs for a doubleheader. The Lady Cats and Bulldogs will tip-off at 4:30 pm, followed by the men's game, set for 7:00 pm. Not only will that game be Western's first home women's game, but basketball fans can help support a great cause that night.

In an attempt to bring as much holiday joy to as many area children as possible, the Western Carolina department of athletics asks all fans to bring an unwrapped present or a package of socks to the contest to benefit the Jackson County Christmas Store. Those who participate will get free admittance to the game.

In addition to bringing a gift to the UNCA doubleheader, you can sponsor a child for $50; $30 going for new gifts and $20 going towards new clothing (including socks and underwear as suggested by the mother). The Christmas Store will provide a card with relevant information for each child and those willing to assist will return these gifts to the Christmas Store.

For more information on the Christmas Store or if you would like to sponsor a child, call United Christian Ministries (828-586-8228) during the office hours of 10 am-3 pm on Monday-Friday.

If you are unable to bring a gift, basketball fans can still see a great doubleheader for one low price. By ordering your ticket online ( and typing the promotional code "FAN," fans can buy up to four reserved tickets for just $5. For more information, call 1-800-34-GOWCU.