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Tiffin University’s Hoops for Hope game rescheduled for January 29




Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University’s Hoops for Hope basketball game has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 29,  and will now be held in conjunction with the TU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Alumni Day Celebration.

TU still hopes you will join them as they celebrate Jacoby Hope Arnold and hear more of her incredible story.

Jacoby is the daughter of TU alumna, former student athlete and Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach, Jillian Arnold. Jacoby’s father, Kevin Arnold is a graduate as well, having earned his MBA from TU in 2010.

While in utero, Jacoby was diagnosed with Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis, a life-threatening condition that causes stillbirths in 95% of confirmed cases. Moreover, the infant survival rate post-partum is only 5%.

Tiffin University is honored to recognize Jacoby, who is now eight, for having defied such incredible odds. The Dragon Family will be announcing her with the basketball team lineup, and Jacoby will serve as the “ball kid” for the duration of the game.

Alumni and their families are reminded to register and visit the mezzanine on the 2nd floor of the Gillmor Student Center gymnasium to enjoy food and beverages during both games–women tip-off at 1 p.m. and men tip-off at 3 p.m.

As a part of COVID-19 precautions, all spectators are required to wear a mask.

Admission tickets are $10 for adults and can be purchased online by visiting this link.

For additional information, please contact Vickie Wilkins, Director of Alumni Relations, or Miriam Justinger, TU’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach, at

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