Members of the Lindenwood University women’s basketball team will trade jerseys for designer fashions as part of the upcoming Hoops ‘N’ Heels fashion show. The inaugural fundraising event benefiting the team will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the auditorium of the Lindenwood University Cultural Center, 400 North Kingshighway, St. Charles, Mo., 63301.
The event will be emceed by Sherry Farmer, local broadcast personality and Lindenwood alumna. On the runway, female basketball players will showcase designs created by current students and alumni of the university’s Fashion Design Department. Creations will include casual wear, business professional attire, and evening wear. Fashions and accessories from local boutiques will also be featured during the show.
“My responsibility to my student-athletes is to provide as much of a well-rounded education as possible, and I feel this education must go far beyond the court,” said Tony Francis, head women’s basketball coach. “We thought this would be a fun venture through which two extremely different disciplines could collaborate and support each other.”
The cost to attend is $25 per person for general admission and $40 for VIP seating. Lindenwood students can purchase a ticket for $2 at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals who are unable to attend the event but who wish to make a donation may do so through the registration website.