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Buccaneers and Midwest Conference Winter “Play for the Cure” Begins Saturday

January 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Play for the Cure

 Beloit, WI -- The Buccaneer Winter sport teams will be “Playing for the Cure” as part of a Midwest Conference-wide, and nation-wide, fight against cancer.

In the Winter the MWC’s “Play for the Cure” initiative run from February 1-10, which encompasses contests for the sports of Swimming & Diving and Men’s and Women’s Basketball.

The Beloit College Swimming & Diving team will be wearing pink caps on Saturday during their home finale dual meet with Knox College, which begins at 1:00 p.m. in Kresge Natatorium.  The Buccaneer Basketball squads will wear pink warm-ups in their home games against Knox College on Saturday, February 9, in Flood Arena.  The Men play at 3:00 p.m. that day followed by the Women.

The American Cancer Society is currently funding 11 research grants in the state of Wisconsin totaling just under $7,000,000.   

The MWC will continue the initiative throughout the 2012-2013 season, with the Spring initiative running from April 12-21.  All proceeds from “Play for the Cure” will be donated to various cancer charities for research into its cause, prevention and cure.

For more information on the initiative and how you can help please visit the MWC Play for the Cure page at, which contains links to charities and educational information.