The Annual Hoops for Hope Game is Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at South Central High School in Coldwater.

Tickets for the event are $30 which includes a T-shirt and a game program. Tickets are available online at

WEPAC is a non-profit organization that provides health screening resources for women in the communities of Wilmore, Englewood, Protections, Ashland, Coldwater and Minneola. This is the eighth year for current and former professional and college players to join area senior girls and alumni from Clark and Comanche county high schools in the WEPAC fundraiser.

"Every year we are touched by the outpouring of support from athletes and fans for this important event," said Kim Hazen, WEPAC president. "Many have participated several years and know the value of our vision of healthcare in rural Kansas.

"They are eager to come and we love to host them."

Former Kansas State and WNBA star — and Sublette, Kansas native — Shalee Lehning will play in the 8th Annual Hoops for Hope game, along with two-time Olympic gold medalist Ruthie Bolton. Other players returning are Sade’ Morris and Ivana Vatic’ Rhoulac of the University of Kansas; La’Keisha Sutton, University of South Carolina; Melissa Jones, Baylor University; Angela Lackey and Reshea Bristol, University of Arizona; Lonniya Bragg, University of Arkansas; Monica Maxwell, Louisiana Tech; and Sidney Spencer and Shanna Zohlman, WNBA-University of Tennessee.

A newcomer to the fundraising game is former WNBA and University of Kansas star Angel Goodrich.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. at South Central High School in Coldwater there will be an assembly for area high school students which is open to the public for free. Lehning , Spencer and Zohlman will be guest speakers.

Fans can arrive early to the game on Friday, Oct. 28, and bid on their favorite silent auction item. Players will sign autographs immediately following the game. All proceeds will benefit WEPAC.