Cal Basketball's Toe-to-Toe Fund-raiser

When: Thu., April 29, 6:30 p.m. 2010

On Thursday, Apr. 29, Herbst Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center (Marina Blvd. at Beach St., San Francisco) becomes a battleground as the Cal men's basketball team and dancers from San Francisco's ODC/Dance meet in the fourth annual Toe-to-Toe fund-raiser for Cal Athletics and ODCDanceCommons. The competitors face off in tests of strength, speed, and agility -- past events have included three-legged races, duck-and-dive relays, and bouncing-balls races -- while local celebrities such as MC Hammer, Natalie Coughlin, and Ronnie Lott award points. Members of the Cal women's swim and volleyball teams and the men's water-polo team perform team dances à la Dancing with the Stars, while the Straw Hat Band and the Cal Dance Team keep spirits high. Event founder Warren Hellman, of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass fame, emcees. 6:30 p.m., $25-$125. 415-255-0333 or

Claudia Bauer

Price: $25-$125

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