February 17, 2009

Diplomats Raise $450 for WBCA Cancer Fund

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall women’s basketball team held their second-annual Pink Zone women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon, raising $450 dollars to benefit the Kay Yow/Women’s Basketball Coaches of America (WBCA) Cancer Fund.

The Diplomats collected donations from fans in attendance to help raise money for the fight against breast cancer. F&M entertained a pink-clad fans with a 67-37 victory over Bryn Mawr.

The Diplomats also welcomed 22 female ninth graders from Columbia High School, who were in attendance as part of the College Connections Program sponsored by the F&M Women’s Center. The College Connections Program is set up to encourage high school students to consider going to college and to offer the information/support they need to prepare themselves for life after high school. Senior guard Sarah Meisenberg, an executive on the Women’s Center board, arranged for the girls to come watch the basketball game and meet the team as part of the seven-week mentoring program.

Director of Athletics and Recreation, Patricia S. W. Epps spoke to the group about the values of athletics before the game and the women’s basketball team spent time talking and hanging out with the girls after the contest.