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App State raised $5,239 through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge
Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, '83)
App State Raises Over $5,000 in Cancer Awareness
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 03/14/2017 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C.  - Appalachian State University women’s basketball raised over $5,000 in funds for cancer awareness and research through the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and for the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge during the month of February and early March.

“I am proud of our overall efforts in raising money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund as well as the American Cancer Society,” head coach Angel Elderkin said. “We are grateful to everyone who supported our efforts, to not only raise money but also raise awareness.”

The team helped raise $2,500 during it’s Play4Kay contest on Feb. 4 against Georgia State, where a silent auction took place and App State ROTC students rode stationary bicycles in the arena to raise funds. Head coach Angel Elderkin presented a check with senior woman’s administrator Brittney Whiteside before the game against UL Monroe on Feb. 25. 

The Mountaineers also did their part during the month-long Suits and Sneakers 3-Pointer Challenge held by the American Cancer Society.  The Sun Belt Conference partnered with Coaches vs. Cancer to launch the 2017 3-Point Challenge. Each school competed against each other during the month. App nailed 37 3-pointers during the drive, which amounted to a total of $3,239 or $87.53 per 3-pointer.

On a national scale, App State was first amongst women’s programs while finishing ninth overall in the nation between both men’s and women’s basketball programs. Penn State finished first with an estimated $12,154 raised in February. Fellow Sun Belt member, Texas State, was second amongst women’s basketball programs raking in $2,542 and 12th overall. The Bobcats’ men’s team was first in the Sun Belt on the men’s side.

The Sun Belt raised an impressive $15,662 across the league, which was the third amongst all conferences behind only the Big Ten Conference and the ACC. 


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