The Beloit College Department of Athletics took in a Midwest Conference high of over $1,500 during the recently completed Play for the Cure Week, which ran from Sept. 28 thru Oct. 7.
Spearheaded by Director of Athletics & Recreation Peggy Carl and Marketing & Promotions Intern Tami Magner, the big day of the week for the Bucs came on Sept. 29—Homecoming—when Beloit athletics teams hosted home events.
For the Homecoming football game at Strong Stadium, there were “Making Strides” pink bracelets and lapel pins for sale. In addition, the Football Parents Club sold pink-frosted cupcakes. A “Wall of Hope” was also built featuring pink ribbon cards that were purchased for a donation and an “83-second Drill” was held at halftime to pass the hat for donations (83 is the number of Wisconsin men, women, and children diagnosed each day with some form of cancer). All proceeds from the day went to the American Cancer Society.
Athletes from every Buccaneer team competing that day wore some form of pink, from pre-game t-shirts to wristbands and socks—even the athletic tape was pink.
The MWC will continue the initiative throughout the 2012-2013 season, with the winter initiative running from Feb. 1-10 and the spring effort taking place 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.