Women’s soccer supports campus donation drive

By Mattthew Royal, staff writer

The women’s soccer team will be collaborating with the Campus Activi­ties Board to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, based in Frisco, Texas.

Photo Courtesy of Newman University
Newman’s logo for the Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser.

“CAB is heading up the fundraising and we are hoping that the whole uni­versity will take this opportunity to make their contribution to the breast cancer cause,” said Alyssa Balding, CAB health and wellness coordinator. “So far we have at least 50 sign-ups for our breast cancer t-shirts and really appre­ciate all the donations that have been made at CAB events in our breast can­cer jars.”

So far CAB has organized several events, including Totally Tattoos, which will take place on Friday, DUI awareness at 11 a.m. on Monday, water pong at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, and its main event, the women’s soccer game on Oct. 20.

The game involves the team holding a ‘pink out’ to show support both for the cause and for breast cancer survivor Deana Briesch, whose daughter, Allyson, is on the Newman soccer team.

Along with CAB, the women’s soc­cer team will help raise money from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 20 during the home game against St. Mary’s Uni­versity at Wilkins Field.

“We will hold a tailgate before the game where food will be served, as well as the possibility to make donations,” said CAB President Megan Hostick. “During halftime Miss Briesch will share her experience fighting cancer.”

Students can purchase merchandise bearing Newman’s breast cancer aware­ness logo, designed by Matt Riedl, CAB public relations director.

“We are very excited for the upcom­ing events,” Balding said. “We would love to see students show any support whether it be buying a t-shirt or just do­nating spare change to a great cause.”

Many students have shown sup­port for the fundraising efforts so far, and CAB hopes the support continues through the final event, Balding said.

“So far students have really got in­volved and that says a lot about the peo­ple here,” she said. “We are still trying to raise more and we hope we can make a good contribution to the foundation.”

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