Pirates will play in basketball benefit for disaster relief

ECU plays basketball against UNC in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill in this file photo from ECU Athletics.

ECU will join men's basketball teams from North Carolina, UNCG and UNCW in a four-team exhibition at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Sunday, Nov. 5, to raise money for the governor's North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, ECU Athletics announced Monday afternoon. The "jamboree" will begin at 3 p.m. and each school will play a total of 40 minutes, divided up in three segments against the other teams. "Here in eastern North Carolina we know firsthand how devastating the effects of a hurricane can be and have been the beneficiary of the generosity of so many in the past," ECU Head Coach Jeff Lebo said in a press release from ECU Athletics. Lebo played at UNC from 1985-89.

"We are privileged to be part of this event with the opportunity to raise money for those affected by these catastrophic storms and give back to those who unselfishly gave to our community when we were in need," he said.

Tickets are $20 and go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25.

A limited number of tickets will be available through the ECU Athletics Ticket Office by calling 1-800-DIAL-ECU or by logging onto the ECU Online Ticket Center.

Tickets also may be purchased at the UNC Athletics Ticket Office at the Williamson Athletics Center next to the Smith Center, at or by calling 1-800-722-HEEL.