Buffalo, NY – Throughout the year, several D'Youville athletic teams help contribute to the community by giving their time and raising money for those in need.
The women's basketball, men's basketball, and women's volleyball teams of D'Youville all raised funds during their season to bring attention and relief to various forms of cancer research. With their dedication to the community and efforts to raise funds for a worthy cause, the Spartans received the Silver Medal in the Array of Events category for the AMCC community service award.
In the fall, the women's volleyball team hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise funds for breast cancer research. The women raised funds for the Side-Out Foundation through t-shirt sales and the selling of pink bracelets. With the efforts and the women and D'Youville Athletics Committee, $750 was raised to give to the Side-Out Foundation.
This past January, the men's basketball team put on their annual Gold Game to bring awareness to childhood/pediatric cancer. The team raised $150 for the Go 4 the Goal Foundation this year, an organization that assists families and children that are impacted by pediatric cancer. To bring awareness, the team wore gold laces for the game. Gold t-shirts and 50/50 raffle tickets were sold to raise funds.
To conclude their efforts this year, the women's basketball team put on their annual Play4Kay game. The women raised money through the Play4Kay Free Throw Challenge where people could donate money per free throw made by the team in the month of February. Play4Kay benefits breast cancer research as Kay Yow, the former North Carolina State head women's basketball coach, passed away after three battles with the disease.
A full article on the conference community service award winners can be found at the AMCC website. More information on all of the community service efforts from the D'Youville athletic teams can be found at our community service page.