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U.S. Bank Arena and Ticketmaster Launch Online Auctions for Roast Honoring Former UC Coach Bob Huggins to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 19:41

Ticketmaster and U.S. Bank Arena have joined forces to conduct two online auctions for premium ticket packages to attend a Hurricane Katrina fundraiser Toast and Roast event honoring former University of Cincinnati Bearcats Men's Basketball Coach, Bob Huggins, at the U.S. Bank Arena on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 7:30 PM.

Basketball fans and supporters may bid online at now through Mon., Sept. 26 at 7:00pm (EDT) for a special Meet-and-Greet Package including two (2) premium seats and the opportunity to meet Coach Huggins, University of Kentucky Basketball Coach Tubby Smith, University of Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino and other incredible coaches scheduled to speak at the Toast and Roast event. In addition, online bids are being accepted now through Tues., Sept. 27 at 7:00pm (EDT) for a second auction for a pair of premium location tickets to the Huggins' Roast event.

Visit to bid and for rules and information. Portions of the proceeds from the event and both auctions will be donated to the Emanuel Center and Katrina Fund to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In addition to the auction, tickets for the Bob Huggins Toast and Roast event at the U.S. Bank Arena are on sale now at and by calling Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 513-562-4949. Ticket price is $10 and tickets are subject to availability and applicable Ticketmaster convenience fees.

The event will be hosted by WLW radio personality Bill Cunningham, and along with Coach Huggins, participating speakers are scheduled to include: University of Kentucky Basketball Coach Tubby Smith, University of Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino, Wake Forest University Coach Skip Prosser, University of Memphis Basketball Coach John Calipari, University of Charlotte Basketball Coach Bobby Lutz as well as broadcaster and former UNLV and SLU Coach Charlie Spoonhour. Other speakers may include current and alumni members of pro and college basketball programs from around the country. Huggins' former UC team players are also expected to attend.

Ticketmaster auctions provide fan-friendly opportunities for artists, performers, sports teams and more to connect with their fans, in a secure purchasing environment fully integrated with Ticketmaster's state-of-the-art ticketing system. For auction terms and conditions, please visit

SOURCE: Ticketmaster

CONTACT: Sean Lynn of U.S. Bank Arena, +1-513-421-4111, ext. 118; or
Bonnie Poindexter of Ticketmaster, +1-310-360-2321

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