News Release

Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Wilmington University Athletics Teams Participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk and Run

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - Wilmington, DE

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The women's lacrosse team took part in the 5K Run and raised over $1,000 for the event

The volleyball team donated $300 to the American Cancer Society in participating in the walk

The softball team created the t-shirts and donated the proceeds to the American Cancer Society in participating in the walk

The Wilmington University Women’s Lacrosse, Volleyball, and Softball teams took part in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk and Run. The event was held on Sunday, October 21 at the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park.

The women’s lacrosse team participated in the 5K run and raised $1,004.00 as a team to help support The American Cancer Society fight the disease of breast cancer.

Women’s Lacrosse head coach Jackie Trainer said “It is great that we were able to raise over double our goal to help fight this terrible disease. The event also helped our team get out and having a training day, running the 5k course as a team.”

Trainer, Rebekah McCurry, Jaclyn Hall, Kaitlyn Hall, Corrine Dries, Alison Kern, Chelsie Maher, Jessica Stratton, Allison Sain, Megan Keffer and Jackie Mayhart each participated in the event and ran in the 5K.

The women’s volleyball team participated in the walk. They donated $300.00. Donations came from individual contributions, 50/50 raffles, and t-shirt sales. All 13 girls, two coaches, and four parents participated in the walk.

The softball team also participated in the walk and donated proceeds from their t-shirt sales. The entire softball team, head coach Lauren Rizzo, and some parents joined in the walk against breast cancer.

In addition to the walk, the volleyball team has hosted two breast cancer games this fall. They wore their pink “Dig For a Cure” Breast Cancer Awareness jerseys, as they supported the fight against breast cancer by raising money to help find a cure.

The lacrosse and softball teams will have their annual breast cancer games when they begin competition in the spring.

Written by Liz Case and Katie Warrington