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UCLA basketball: For a good cause

The final tally is in for "Dribble for the Cure II," and the UCLA men's and women's basketball teams helped to raise approximately $85,000 for the fight against pediatric cancer.

The players were joined last Sunday by more than 630 participants who dribbled basketballs along a 1.2-mile course. It was a significant increase over the 400 participants and $72,000 raised in last fall's inaugural event.

“Last year, during our closing ceremonies in Pauley Pavilion, all those involved filled the floor-level bleachers on the west end," Coach Ben Howland said. "On Sunday, we filled the floor-level bleachers on the north side of Pauley, and I knew right away we had more participants and had raised more money than a year ago."

The money goes to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

-- David Wharton

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