Women's Soccer Raises $2,094 on Pink Day

AMERICUS - When all the donations were in, the Georgia Southwestern women's soccer "Pink Day" initiative raised an impressive $2,094 for breast cancer research.

The Lady Hurricanes held the event back on Oct. 15 at Hurricane Field when they hosted Lander University in a Peach Belt Conference match.

GSW wore white and pink tops with pink shorts in support of cancer awareness. Pink soccer balls were used during the match.

Commemorative pink t-shirts were sold in the GSW bookstore leading up to the event and at the field on gameday for $10 with the entire purchase price benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Concessions revenue was also donated to Komen.

Komen is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 1982, and is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.

Local sponsors of GSW's "Pink Day" promotion included: Aramark, Clinic Drug Store, Domino's, Global Graphics, George's Menswear and Tailor Shop, Harvey's Supermarket and Sumter EMC.