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Pepperdine Men's Basketball Home Opener

All Proceeds will go Toward the Memorial Fund



October 31, 2023 – Malibu, CA – Pepperdine University’s men’s basketball team will honor the memory of Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir, and Deslyn Williams at the home opener Monday, November 6. All proceeds from the first game of the season will go toward the Memorial Fund, which supports the families, friends, and the broader Pepperdine community.

“The men’s basketball team is humbled for the opportunity to honor Niamh, Peyton, Asha, and Deslyn, as well as our Pepperdine community, by dedicating all the proceeds from our opening season game to the Memorial Fund,” said Lorenzo Romar, Head Coach. “We hope this will inspire more to give and provide comfort to their families and loved ones as we continue to mourn the loss to our Pepperdine family.”

According to the University website, the fund is a testament to the love and compassion of our Pepperdine community, and it is our collective opportunity to make a meaningful impact on all who are affected by this profound loss. The fund will also support the Pepperdine community now and in the future, with the hope of establishing memorials and scholarships in the victims’ honor.

Tip off is scheduled for 7 PM in Firestone Fieldhouse as the Waves take on Concordia Irvine to begin the 2023-24 season. All ticket sales will benefit the memorial fund. Tickets are available to purchase on the Pepperdine Athletics website.

Pepperdine faculty, staff, and students can show their Pepperdine IDs for free entry and are encouraged to donate online.

For those unable to attend, donations can be made on the Pepperdine student memorial webpage.

About Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University is a private Christian university located 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles in Malibu, California. Rooted in the Christian tradition, Pepperdine is committed to both the relentless pursuit of truth through academic and scholarly excellence and to embodying Christian faith and values. With students at the heart of the educational enterprise, the University prepares approximately 10,300 scholars across its liberal arts school, Seaver College, and its four nationally recognized graduate schools for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.


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