05/04/2005

WVU Women’s Soccer Team Raises $8K to Fight Breast Cancer

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s women’s soccer team has raised $8,661 – twice as much as last year – during a special weekend to help fight breast cancer.

The second annual Betty Puskar Breast Care Center Soccer Invitational, along with a small-sided tournament at the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility, raised most of the funds. The team also made door-to-door solicitations throughout the community.

“Our girls worked very hard, but we owe most of our fund-raising success to the local community,” said Nikki Garzon, assistant coach of WVU’s women’s soccer team.  “I extend many thanks to the community for embracing our purpose and to the visiting teams we competed against in the invitational for their financial contributions.”

“What an outstanding effort displayed by our women’s soccer team,” said Judith Schreiman, M.D., director of the Breast Care Center.  “We are very thankful to have these young female athletes on our team. They are more than financial supporters, they are terrific role models for generating awareness about breast cancer.”

Plans are under way to hold similar soccer events next year.  “We want this to be a yearly activity,” said Garzon.  “It’s exciting and enjoyable to our many fans and they help us contribute to a wonderful cause.”

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For more information:
Sherry Stoneking, Cancer Center (304) 293-4599
sstoneking@hsc.wvu.edu
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