BALTIMORE, Md. – The Goucher College women's basketball team and the Goucher community raised over $550 dollars for Breast Cancer Awareness over the weekend. All proceeds will be donated to Red Devils.
This year's efforts were thanks in part to Goucher women's basketball assistant coach Kayla Yost for setting up and executing the event. In the two years under head coach Andrea Preston, Goucher will have donated over $1,000 to the Red Devils.
At the basketball doubleheader against Moravian College on Saturday, donations were collected, a select number of pink t-shirts were sold for $10 each and a 50-50 raffle was held. During halftime of both the men's and women's basketball games, fans were invited to shoot a free throw for a $1. If they made it, they had the option to get the $1 back or donate it while a miss was an automatic donation. During the women's basketball game, thanks in part to the girls that stuck around from the Youth Play Day, $50 was donated and then $48 were donated from the men's game and the majority of the fans that made a basket donated their $1 rather than taking it back.
In addition, both the men's and women's basketball teams wore black United We Fight t-shirts for warmups and Moravian wore pink jerseys. Paige Koerner, the Community Outreach Specialist for The Red Devils, also addressed the crowd at halftime. Fans at the two games could also write down someone special that they wanted to fight the cause in honor of and the photos were posted on social media.
The Red Devils, founded in 2002, is a breast cancer organization located in Towson Maryland. They have a partnership with over 30 hospitals throughout the Baltimore and Washington D.C area all sharing the same mission to fund services that improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families. These services include a variety of treatment support services at no charge to the patients living or being treated in Maryland. The Red Devils funds focus on helping families in three program areas which tend to be the most common barriers patients face. They help assist with treatment transportation, family support, and medical services and treatment-related therapies.
Photos by Lizzie Casa (Athletic Communications Student Assistant)