BLUEFIELD (PRESS RELEASE) – The Bluefield State College basketball teams are participating in a nationwide fundraiser from the National Foundation for Cancer Research entitled "Shoot for the Cure." The campaign invites basketball teams around the country to participate by committing to donate proceeds from at least one game or special event to NFCR.
Bluefield State's games for NFCR will begin with the women at 6:00 p.m., followed by the men at 8:00 p.m. Dec.7, 2011 on Bluefield's campus. Both teams will take on Bluefield College.
"We are proud to be a part of the WVIAC conference and participate alongside the other teams to utilize our passion for basketball to make a difference," said Kerri Francis, Head Athletic Trainer and sponsor of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Bluefield State. "Cancer has affected almost everyone in some way, whether directly or through a loved one, and we are excited to do our part to help NFCR find a cure."
To raise funds, the SAAC will be selling "Shoot for the Cure" T-shirts for $10 each, as well as balloons for $1 each, on which fans can write messages to or about loved ones who have fought cancer. The balloons will be released on campus the following day in their honor. Fans can also donate by entering a 3-point shootout contest for $1 per person.
All Bluefield State players will be wearing "Shoot for the Cure" T-shirts in support of the cause, and cancer survivors will be recognized during halftime of the men's basketball game.
The event is organized by the SAAC. Admission cost is $8 for adults, $6 for students and free for Bluefield State students with their student ID.
To learn more about the Bluefield State's involvement with Shoot for the Cure, please contact Kerri Francis at 304-327-4205 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Shoot for the Cure or to participate, please visit www.nfcr.org/shootforthecure or call 1-800-321-CURE.