RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three Felician College fall athletics programs, with assistance from the College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will dedicate upcoming home events toward raising funds to fight cancer. The fundraisers will be staged on Friday and Saturday, October 11-12.
On the 11th, the Golden Falcon women's volleyball team will sponsor its Fourth Annual "Dig Pink" Night during its 7 p.m. home match against Bloomfield College. The night is geared toward bringing in donations and raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer.
Head coach Amber Butler and the Golden Falcons have raised $2,662 for breast cancer charities over the last three years, including $1,701 a year ago for the Side-Out Foundation. All proceeds from the 2013 event will also benefit Side-Out.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink is the color of the breast cancer awareness ribbon. Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer among American women, and the second-leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. Anyone attending Friday's match is encouraged to wear pink.
Admission is free, but gate donations will be accepted. The team will also raffle off gift baskets and sell T-shirts in an attempt to generate funds. Felician plays its home volleyball matches at Job Gymnasium on its Rutherford campus.
To make an online donation to Side-Out on behalf of the Golden Falcons, visit https://www.side-out.org/cb/campaigns/campaign/7025.
The next evening, Saturday October 12, the women's and men's soccer teams will hold their Inaugural "Play4theCure" Night. All proceeds will benefit the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
The women's soccer team, led by sixth-year coach Thomas Notte, will take on Goldey-Beacom College at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Lightning and Golden Falcon men's programs at approximately 8 p.m. Felician hosts its soccer matches at the Lyndhurst (N.J.) Recreation Complex. The Felician men are guided by second-year coach Roger Stephens.
Admission to the soccer matches is also free, but a voluntary gate donation will again be solicited.
For more information, contact the department of athletics at (201) 559-3333 or MentoneM@felician.edu.