Lynchburg FH and MS to host Play 4 the Cure Games Wednesday

For immediate release – 10/1/2012 - #088
Lynchburg FH and MS to host Play 4 the Cure Games Wednesday

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College field hockey and men's soccer teams, in conjunction with the LC SERVE office, will host "Play 4 the Cure" games this Wednesday on Shellenberger Field, to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer research. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The Hornet field hockey team faces off with Washington & Lee University at 5 p.m. and the men's soccer team battles Roanoke College at 7 p.m. Both teams will be wearing pink during warm-ups to show their support for the cause. 

T-shirts and pink accessories will be sold during the games. Two raffles will be held, the first for a gift basket, the second as part of a shooting competition with Dean Eccles, the College's Vice President and Dean for Student Development. Dean Eccles will be firing 10 shots from the top of the circle at halftime of the field hockey game and the raffle winner will be drawn from the jar of the number of goals he scores.

There will also be a Red Swarm tailgate during the games (with free funnel cakes) and the LC dining services department will hold meal hours from 4:30-7 p.m. in Hopwood Parking Lot. Faculty prices for dinner will be $5 cash, $5.25 LC Express and students need to swipe their ID card as usual.

The month of October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month of the National Susan G. Komen Foundation which coincides with the height of the field hockey season.  This year's event has the support of not only the field hockey and men's soccer teams, but individuals from the women's soccer team and the campus community who have volunteered their time to help out during both games.

"This event hits home for all women and their loved ones," said head field hockey coach Enza Steele. "Breast Cancer affects many more people than you would think. With the donations from the campus community, further research can be done to find a cure. It is heartwarming that so many different parts of the LC family are working together to make this event for charity happen."

The field hockey team raised over $700 in year year's event, and the Hornet athletic program aims to raise $1,000 or more this year.

For more information, please contact assistant field hockey coach Jessica Largent at Largent.j@lynchburg.edu or by phone at 544-8492.