Auburn to host USA Handball qualifiers

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By Arnecia Walker
For the Opelika

On Sept. 2, the Men’s and Women’s USA Handball teams will be competing against Canada at Auburn University’s Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum for a chance to become the North American representative at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
The first of the two qualifying matches will be held on Auburn University’s campus in Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. The second match will be held in Canada. The women’s match will begin at 3 p.m. and men’s at 5 p.m.
Doors will open one hour prior to the event and admission is free.
Although admission is free, attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate.
The East Alabama Food Bank and USATH will have food barrels for donations located at the main entrance of the coliseum.
Auburn Opelika Handball Club Members are welcome to play handball during halftime at both the men’s and women’s match. For more information, visit


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