October 14, 2009

Bobcats To "Play For The Cure" On Sunday, Oct. 18

HAMDEN, Conn. - For the second straight year, the Quinnipiac University field hockey and women's soccer teams will be holding a benefit for the Susan G. Komen "Play For The Cure" program on Sunday, Oct. 18. The field hockey team hosts Monmouth University while women's soccer will play Wagner with both games set to begin at 12 p.m.

"Our players have many women in their lives that have been affected by breast cancer and it is extremely close to our team's heart," field hockey head coach Becca Kohli said. "We are thankful that Monmouth field hockey will participate with us for this special day of awareness as Rider field hockey did with us last season. Life, health and family are far more important than field hockey and we have learned to not take anything for granted. Having a 'Play for the Cure' day helps to keep us focused on the real world. The Susan G. Komen Fund is a wonderful cause for our team to be involved in and we look forward to raising money for the cause."

Both teams will be outfitted in pink attire during warm-ups, including t-shirts, socks, hair ties and "Play For The Cure" bracelets. The field hockey team will host a bake sale, conducted by the parents of Quinnipiac and Monmouth student-athletes, with all proceeds to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness.

"Cancer in general and breast cancer in particular is something that no woman ever wants to be diagnosed with," women's soccer head coach Dave Clarke said. "The sooner we have a cure the better for all our moms, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, granddaughters, wives and teammates. We have players on the team who have lost friends, teammates and family members to one form of cancer or another, so they will proudly wear the pink tee shirts to promote breast cancer awareness and to honor those lost to this insidious disease. Hopefully the little awareness we create and the money we raise will help play a part in finding a cure in the near future."

Both games are scheduled for a 12 p.m. start on the Mt. Carmel campus of Quinnipiac University. Bobcat fans should check the official homepage of Quinnipiac University, www.quinnipiacbobcats.com, for up-to-the-minute news and highlights for all sports. Those who wish to make a donation are encouraged to attend either game and can also contact both head coaches.

Dave Clarke

Quinnipiac Women's Soccer

203-582-5315

Becca Kohli

Quinnipiac Field Hockey

203-582-5319