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.
“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.”