LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall Athletic Department raised $29,609 through its partnership with the Lancaster Rotary Club for local charities with proceeds from the 2012 F&M Tip-Off, Terry Greene Memorial and 2013 Sponaugle New Year basketball tournaments.
"The F&M Tip-Off and Terry Greene Tournaments have become the way to celebrate the start of both the men and women's basketball seasons at Franklin & Marshall," said Director of Athletics & Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps. "The opportunity that our student-athletes have by partnering with the Lancaster Rotary to benefit its many charities is unmatched. We appreciate the Club's dedication to the children with their United Way Initiatives and having our neighbors from the Reynolds Middle School in the bleachers was incredible."
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 10 years, the partnership raised over $300,000 for local charities, 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.