by Alana J. Mauger
Montgomery County Community College’s Mustangs Women’s Basketball team is in the midst of its annual “Hoops for Hope” campaign, designed to raise breast cancer awareness and scholarship funds for students impacted by the disease.
Through Feb. 8, the team is selling raffle tickets for an upcoming Philadelphia Sixers’ basketball game and is collecting monetary donations through MCCC’s Foundation. All proceeds benefit the Prayers and Poinsettias Scholarship Fund, which provides critical financial aid support to students who have been affected by breast cancer.
The raffle drawing and check presentation will take place at halftime during the Mustangs women’s basketball home game against Harrisburg Area Community College on Feb. 8. The game starts at 3 p.m. in MCCC’s Physical Education Center gymnasium, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to make a “Hoops for Hope” donation.
Donations can be made during Mustangs home games or by contacting Megan Sneeringer in MCCC’s Foundation at 215-641-6535.
“Hoops for Hope” is one of MCCC’s “50 Acts of Kindness” as part of the College’s 50th anniversary celebration. Throughout 2014, MCCC students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters are committed organizing 50 acts of community service – one for every year of the College’s existence. To learn more at the College’s 50th anniversary activities, visit mc3.edu/50.
Prayers and Poinsettias is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by MCCC alumna Mary Beatty, of Barto. The organization helps families with mothers who are battling breast cancer and cannot financially support their children’s education because of medical bills and loss of employment due to their illness. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or search for Prayers and Poinsettias on Facebook.