Obama to Enlist Professional Help for “3-on-3 Challenge for Change” Basketball Game

April 23, 2008
Tamika Catchings and Alison Bales, members of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, are set to take the court with U.S. Sen. Barack Obama in the upcoming “3-on-3 Challenge for Change” basketball game. Marion High School Junior Blake Hancock was selected by the Obama campaign to play the senator in a game of three-on-three after Hancock collected more than 150 Hoosier voter registration forms.

Hancock will choose two friends to play in the game with Obama. Bales and Kory McKay, a freshman at Indiana University-Kokomo, who also completed the challenge, will round out the line-up.

Bales, a 6-7 Duke grad, plays center for the Fever. Catchings is an Olympic gold medalist and was a star at the University of Tennessee. She is still rehabilitating from an injury and will referee the game.

The date of the game has not yet been set.