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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Head coach Rex Walters
and the University of San Francisco men's basketball program have once again partnered with Coaching for Literacy in support of CFL's Assistant Coach Program.
USF is joined in the 2015-16 Assistant Coach Program lineup by 17 NCAA basketball programs, three NCAA football programs and the Washington Wizards of the NBA. Last season, USF's involvement generated critical awareness about literacy and raised nearly $3,500 for local educational programs.
"We are honored to partner with Coaching for Literacy for a second straight year," said Walters. "Illiteracy is an issue that Americans must address. The USF family is committed to doing everything we can to make people aware of this problem so they can be a part of the solution."
This year's installment of the Assistant Coach Program will take place on January 2, 2016, when the Gonzaga Bulldogs head to the Bay Area for a pivotal WCC clash. Two all-access tickets are up for grabs for anyone in the Bay Area who loves the Dons and wants to make a financial contribution to literacy efforts in San Francisco. The all-access tickets include the following perks: a tour of the facilities, courtside seating, access to the locker room, admittance to the postgame press conference and interviews, autographed memorabilia, and game day attire provided by CFL partner Peter Millar.
Proceeds are allocated by CFL to its effective literacy partner in San Francisco. Interested in this amazing support opportunity? Refer to the USF Assistant Coach Program
"In basketball you need an entire team of talented and committed individuals working as one to achieve something great," said Ryan Viner, Executive Director of Coaching for Literacy. "We work with a great team in the San Francisco area and know that with the help of Coach Walters and the Dons that we will provide a positive impact to the literacy levels of children in that community."
"The education of our children is so important to everyone at USF," said Walters. "We all need to get behind "Coaching for Literacy" and help our children get the best opportunity to receive a great education and be productive young men and women in our community."
The concept of the Assistant Coach Program is simple: a monetary donation is made to Coaching for Literacy and in return two people get to be "Assistant Coaches" with head coach Rex Walters
' Dons. Courtside access, admittance to the locker room, autographed memorabilia, and college specific attire, provided by CFL partner Peter Millar, are just some of the perks provided for the generous donors.