October 25, 2011

Women’s Hoops Reaches out to the Community in a Pair of Events

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CORPUS CHRISTI – The women's basketball team reached out to the community on Saturday, participating in two events. On Saturday morning, the team along with the track and field team was among the thousands that took part in the third annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The team walked the event in pink uniforms. 

"The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk allows our players a chance to support and raise money for a cause near and dear to so many people across the Coastal Bend," assistant coach Geoff Grawn said. "Our players look forward to this event every year because they truly understand the magnitude of the cause they are walking for." 

In the afternoon, the team headed over to the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) to take part in the YWCA Reading Rally, marking the Islanders 10th year volunteering at the event.  As part of the rally, the student-athletes interacted with young girls and stressed the importance of reading and how it has influenced their goals and career paths in life. The event also allowed the team to showcase their creative sides in helping the children make arts and crafts. 

"The Reading Rally is a wonderful event that discusses the power of reading and education to area young girls," Grawn added. "Our involvement over the past 10 years allows our players a chance to interact with the young girls and discuss with them firsthand how they became Islanders.  

"The goal behind the event is to empower these young girls into becoming whatever it is they put their minds to and through reading, learning and staying in school they can become the next Islander, pilot, teacher etc." 

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