TULSA FOOTBALL PLAYERS BRING CHEER TO CANCER PATIENTS
July 19, 2013
TULSA, Okla. - A group of University of Tulsa football players tried to lift some spirits at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America on Thursday with a night of karaoke. After listening to their head coach, Bill Blankenship, share his story of overcoming non-hodgkin's lymphoma, seven TU players engaged the crowd for two hours with their best karaoke voices.
The players included safety Michael Mudoh and offensive linemen Jake Alexander, Stetson Burnett, Blake Belcher, Dylan Foxworth, Alec Henry and Billy Lafortune. The team began the night with Garth Brooks' hit song "Friends in Low Places."
"We're normal guys who like to have fun. We did that tonight and hopefully in the meantime lifted the spirits of the patients. I was excited to see them clapping and laughing," said junior offensive guard Jake Alexander, who the day before was selected as a preseason all-conference selection.
Tulsa begins football practices on Friday, August 3.
Tulsa kicks off the 2013 season on Thursday, August 29 in Ohio against the Bowling Green Falcons. Game time has been set for 6 pm (CT)/7 pm (ET) and can be seen on ESPN U. The Hurricane open the home season on Sept. 7 against the Colorado State Rams with a 6:00 pm kick time.
Season tickets beginning at $78 are available online at www.TulsaHurricane.com or by calling 918.631.GoTU.
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