On Saturday, No. 3 Connecticut will face No. 2 Notre Dame in the 13th annual Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (3:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) as part of Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research from Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind. The game will feature ESPN’s “3 to See” matching up UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart against Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd.
A donation of $100,000 for pediatric brain cancer research is being made by The V Foundation for Cancer Research in honor of Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph’s women’s basketball student-athlete who has courageously shared her fight against cancer with the world. Hill has become an inspiration to many and reminds all of us to Never Give Up.
While Hill will not able to attend the presentation, which will take place at halftime of the UConn-ND game, she taped a special message which will be shown during halftime.
Head coaches Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame and Geno Auriemma of UConn, as well as Mosqueda-Lewis and Stewart, taped inspirational messages for Hill. The video above contains samples of the messages.