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‘Night With Naama’ fundraiser set for July 14 at Temple

Toledo women’s basketball fans will have the opportunity to catch up with one of the most beloved players in school history: Naama Shafir.

Naama Shafir, shown here signing autographs for fans in 2011, will return to Toledo for a fundraising event to benefit the women’s basketball team.

Naama Shafir, shown here signing autographs for fans in 2011, will return to Toledo for a fundraising event to benefit the women’s basketball team.

The Rockets will hold a special “Night With Naama” fundraiser Monday, July 14, at the Temple in Sylvania.

Funds raised will benefit UT’s European trip slated for next summer.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Temple Shomer Emunim, 6453 Sylvania Ave. An in-depth interview by Chrys Peterson with Shafir will follow.

The general admission price to attend the fundraiser is $50, while fan club members and former players will be charged $35, and children 12 and younger will be admitted for $10.

One of the most accomplished players in school history, Shafir started a school-record 139 consecutive games and averaged 13.5 points, 5.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 30.3 minutes. The first Rocket ever to garner all-league accolades on four occasions, Shafir sits first in UT annals in career helpers (722), minutes played (4,218) and games played, second in free throws attempted (696), third in free throws made (538), fourth in steals (227) and field goals attempted (1,476), fifth in points (1,874), sixth in field goals made (601), seventh in free throw percentage (77.3 percent, 538 of 696), and tied for ninth in scoring average.

Shafir was named the WNIT MVP when the Rockets won the 2011 tournament title.

To RSVP for this event, call Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Lauren Flaum at 419.530.2363 or email lauren.flaum2@utoledo.edu.

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