Kyle Lowry, Houston Rockets guard and former Villanova star, surprised contestants in the 100 Black men of America’s African-American History Challenge with a gift of $5,000 from his new company, FamJuice. The competition is a highlight of this week’s National 100 Black Men of America’s 26th annual conference in Atlanta. The organization is using the funds to send three student contestants from the Philadelphia area to Atlanta next week to compete in the competition.
NCAA to debut Title IX Anniversary documentary
The NCAA, in conjunction with ESPN and Creative Street Entertainment, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX and recognize individuals who helped shape the ground-breaking equity law with the documentary premiere “Sporting Chance.” The documentary will debut on ESPN2 on June 23, the anniversary date of Title IX, at noon. The one-hour documentary gives the story of the landmark passage of Title IX and how this law has increased opportunities and athletic participation for women over the last 40 years.
Temple football single game tickets on sale Monday, June 18
Single-game tickets for Temple football’s six home games this season will go on sale Monday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Individual game tickets will be available through the Lincoln Financial Field box office and Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Single-game ticket prices in advance are $20 (end zone), $30 (sideline), and $45 (club level). End zone ticket prices will increase $2 on the day of games. For the game against Rutgers on Oct. 20, ticket prices are $25 (end zone), $35 (sideline) and $50 (club level). For season ticket information go to www.OwlsTix.com.
Temple’s opener with Villanova in the fourth annual Mayor’s Cup is set for August 31 at Lincoln Financial Field at 7 p.m. Under the guidance of second-year head coach Steve Addazio, this season’s team returns 35 lettermen, including nine starters.
Lavoy Allen coming to Villanova sports broadcasting camp
Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward and former Temple star Lavoy Allen will be a special guest at the Sports Broadcasting Camp at Villanova on June 20 at 3 p.m. Allen will respond to questions in a simulated press conference with an expected 100 boys and girls, ages 10–18. For more information on the camp, go to www.playbyplaycamps.com.