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After grinding out a hard fought victory against the visiting Pasadena Slam this past weekend, the Breakers will travel to Newport Beach to face the “Surf” tonight before playing host to the Ventura Jets this Saturday.

The undefeated Breakers (4-0) took care of business against the Newport Beach Surf in their season opener, coming out on top 106-94. The Jets will be playing their inaugural game competing in the West Coast Pro Basketball League.

Santa Barbara comes in led by former University of Pacific guard Allan Purnell, averaging 24.5 points per game, who rejoined the Breakers two games ago versus the Carlsbad Beach Dawgs.

Sponsoring this week’s game, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust purchased 1,000 tickets for this weekend’s game against Ventura. They have teamed up with Breakers President/Head Coach Curt Pickering to put on a “Where Community Happens Night” at the Santa Barbara City College Sports Pavilion. The majority of the tickets will be donated to non-profit organizations, providing opportunities to kids and families who might not normally be able to enjoy Breakers basketball. Organizations receiving tickets include Work Training Program, Alpha Resource Center, Unity Shoppe, Family Service Agency, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, United Boys & Girls Club, Page Youth Center, Friendship Adult Daycare Center, St. Vincent’s, Special Olympics, Transition House, Santa Barbara Symphony, Storyteller Children’s Center and Police Activities League.

The national anthem will be sung by the ABC Harmony Singers, with a special half time performance put on by the Special Olympics. In addition, the Breakers are offering a “2008 Tax Stimulus Pricing for the Balance of the Season” ticket offer: Children & Students $6, Seniors $8, Adults $10, and Family 4-Packs for $25.

Tip off between the Breakers and the Jets is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. For everything Breakers, visit their website at www.breakersbasketball.com or call the Breakers office at (805) 685-5600.


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