LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall Athletic Department raised $32,618 through its partnership with the Lancaster Rotary Club for local charities with proceeds from the 2016 F&M William Marshall Tournament and Terry Greene Memorial Basketball Tournament.
"We are excited to continue giving back to the Lancaster Community through our partnership with the Lancaster Rotary Club," said Director of Athletics & Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps. "It is humbling to know that the Terry Greene Memorial and William Marshall Tournaments generate a significant amount of money that be can used to support terrific charitable programs."
The proceeds from the tournaments will be designated primarily to support the United Way of Lancaster's City Youth Summer Program Initiative, which keeps city youth engaged and productive during the summer, thereby preventing school dropouts and improving children's lives.
During the last 15 years, the partnership has raised more than $500,000 for local charities — making it the Lancaster Rotaries largest charitable event — which have included community programs, local non-profit groups, the school district of Lancaster literacy programs, and most recently the summer youth initiative of the United Way.
The Rotary Club of Lancaster has been in existence for nearly 100 years, with 260 members, most of who are local business and community leaders that care about the Lancaster County community. For more information of the Rotary Club, visit the Lancaster Rotary Club of Lancaster Website.