Oklahoma football: Former OU players to compete in Bob Stoops charity basketball game

by Jason Kersey Published: April 11, 2013

NORMAN — Several former Oklahoma football teammates will gather Friday evening and compete on the hardwood for charity.

The inaugural “Stoops' All Stars Ball For a Cause,” scheduled for 7 p.m. at Norman North High School, will include the basketball game, along with a silent auction, half-court shot contest and relay race.

Tickets to the event are $10, and proceeds will go to support the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the Bob Stoops Champions Foundation.

The Reeve Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports research to develop treatments for paralysis. It is named for actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in a 1995 equestrian competition and died in October 2004. He was 52.

Friday's event is to honor former Oklahoma receiver Corey Wilson, who was paralyzed in a February 2009 car accident.

Many of the former Sooners scheduled to participate in the basketball game were Wilson's teammates, including Dominique Franks, Mossis Madu, Reggie Smith, Trent Ratterree, Trent Williams, Frank Alexander, Jonathan Nelson, and Nic Harris.

For more information, visit http://www.christopherreeve.org/ballcause.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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