December 5, 2011

GC Soccer “Think Pink” Night a Great Success

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The totals are in from Georgia College soccer’s “Think Pink” Night, fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the Bobcats raised over $1,000 for the cause.

Georgia College raised funds through T-shirt sales, auctioning off the pink gameday jerseys, and through straight donations for the Oct. 19 game against Armstrong, and the coaching staff couldn’t be more excited.

All proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in the name of Athletic Department Administrative Assistant Patti Weimer, who is battling stage one breast cancer.

“Breast Cancer is a terrible disease that affects almost everyone, either through their family, friends, or on an individual level,” said assistant coach Mary Byrne. “This year our girls wore pink uniforms, pink socks, and the field was lined with pink paint; all the efforts of this event raised an amazing amount for Susan G. Komen. I am so proud of my players for their efforts in making this a great event, but I am also thankful for everyone who donated to this worthy cause.”

Byrne has her own special addition to the cause, as for the second-straight year, the former Bobcat player and current assistant coach participated in the Susan G. Komen Three-Day for The Cure. Byrne participated in the walk for three days in Atlanta, her second year of raising funds through the event. She’s raised over $2,500 each year for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

“I lost my Aunt many years ago from breast cancer, so raising money for research has always been something close to my heart,” Byrne added. “The Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure, a 3-Day 60 mile walk throughout Atlanta, is another way I personally get involved. Every effort is helping to make this a world without breast cancer.”

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