FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
Women’s hoops donates “Pack the House” contest winnings to charity
The JU women’s basketball team found good use of its NCAA “Pack the House” contest money as the Dolphins designated its $500 to the American Cancer Society in a pregame ceremony prior to the JU baseball game against ETSU on April 9th.
The “Pack the House” contest is a national effort in which conferences and institutions compete to build attendance with one winner from each conference will receive awards, while also having the NCAA donate $500 to a nonprofit organization of their choice.
The Dolphins were the A-Sun winner for the contest after having a sellout crowd for their 64-58 overtime victory against UNF on Jan. 18 at Swisher Gymnasium.
"Since the Relay for Life was approaching, we decided to offer this gift to the American Cancer Society so we could directly see how it could help finding a cure and the Jacksonville community," said senior women's basketball player Danielle Gray. "Some of us on the team have experienced someone that has had cancer and even lost their life because of it. Since this effort is so close to our hearts, we hope that we can help people with cancer now and ultimately help find a cure to this disease."
Gray along with sophomore women’s soccer player and JU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President (SAAC) Reba Stott were on hand to present the check to Jeremy Agler, Associate Director of ACS for the First Coast Area/Duval Unit. Agler also threw out the first pitch for the game.
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