PITTSBURGH, PA-- The University of Pittsburgh basketball program hosted the seventh annual Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair/Fan Fest and Blue-Gold Scrimmage on October 25 at the Petersen Events Center. The health fair featured free blood pressure health screenings and educational heart health displays, including CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) demonstrations from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation.
Fans also had the opportunity to obtain autographs from the Pitt men's and women's basketball teams before watching both teams compete in their respective Blue-Gold Scrimmage.
The Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair is held in honor of the late Maggie Dixon, Pitt coach Jamie Dixon's younger sister, who was the vibrant, passionate and successful head coach of the Army Black Knights women's basketball team. In 2006, she guided her team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Just weeks later, Maggie died suddenly from cardiac arrest, due to a heart arrhythmia. She was only 28 years old.
Coach Jamie Dixon serves as the Honorary Chairman of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors.
To read about Maggie's Legacy, click here.