The West Virginia women's soccer team raised $12,854 this spring in its effort to help fight breast cancer. All of the money raised goes directly to the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
"I'm very proud of the effort our ladies give each year in going out and raising this money for breast cancer research," says coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. "Raising awareness and generating funds to help find a cure is a strong focal point of this program. We have a special and sincere relationship with Betty Puskar and the Breast Care Center at WVU and are happy to present them with a check for nearly $13,000."
On March 10, the team competed in the "Three's a Team…the Fourth's a Mountaineer" all-day event at the Caperton Indoor Facility. The annual 4-versus-4 tournament was open to boys and girls in grades three through eight, with an open division for college-age and older groups.
A check presentation for the money raised will be held at halftime of one of the matches this fall. The WVU women's soccer team has raised more than $85,000 over the past nine years to help fight breast cancer.