Rochester College basketball tournament to benefit ALS

By: Mark Vest | C&G Newspapers | Published October 11, 2013

The men's and women's basketball teams from Rochester College will each begin their season Oct. 17-20 by hosting the first annual Travis Bass Classic to help raise money for ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

According to information submitted by the Rochester College athletic department, the tournament is being held to honor Travis Bass, who was a college teammate and friend of Rochester College men's basketball coach Klint Pleasant, and passed away from ALS.

Proceeds from ticket and t-shirts sales will go towards ALS awareness.

A representative from the ALS is expected to be at the tournament.

The schedule for both the men's and women's team is as follows:

At 6 p.m. Oct. 17, Rochester College (men) vs. Redeemer College University; at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 Rochester College (women) vs. Redeemer College University.

AT 7 p.m. Oct. 18 Rochester College (men) vs. Robert Morris University-Springfield; At 9 p.m. Oct. 18 Rochester College (women) vs. Robert Morris University-Springfield.

At noon, Oct. 19 the Rochester College men's team is scheduled to face Redeemer College University; at 2 p.m., Rochester College University women's team is scheduled to play Redeemer College University.

Although neither team from Rochester College is scheduled to be in action Oct. 20, the school is scheduled to host two games.

At 2 p.m., Robert Morris (women) is scheduled to face St. Clair (Canada), with the men's team from Robert Morris scheduled to face Lambton at 4 p.m.

All the games are scheduled to take place at Rochester Hills Lutheran High Northwest High School.

Admission is $5. Kids under 10 and students with ID can attend free of charge.

For more information, contact Rochester College Sports Information Director Ryan Chipka at (248)-218-2167.