Field Hockey And Women's Soccer Raise Over $600 For Susan G. Komen Foundation

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University field hockey and women's soccer teams, in a joint effort with Longstreth, raised over $600 this past weekend for the Susan G. Komen Foundation's "Play 4The Cure" fund to benefit breast cancer research. Field Hockey hosted Monmouth while women's soccer played Wagner on the Mt. Carmel campus of Quinnipiac University. It was the second consecutive year that both teams worked together for the event.

"In the current economic climate to raise $600 for any charity and the Susan G. Komen Foundation in particular is commendable," women's soccer head coach Dave Clarke said. " When you factor in the poor weather conditions, both teams deserve a lot of credit for their efforts. Every dollar raised will be put to good use and hopefully researchers will find a cure for the disease that impacts and has impacted so many lives."

Both teams wore pink warm-up jerseys, while the women's soccer team sported pink hair ties and bracelets and field hockey wore pink socks. The parents of the Quinnipiac and Monmouth field hockey plays sponsored a bake sale at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field with all benefits going to the "Play 4 The Cure" fund while women's soccer sold hot cocoa, coffee and hot cider on a day that featured heavy rain, wind and 40 degree temperatures.

"This is an example of how athletics can transcend from the sweat and mud to causes important to every person on this planet," field hockey head coach Becca Kohli said. "Working with our women's soccer team as well as Monmouth field hockey shows a sense of community that makes being an athlete an extra special experience. Being able to raise this money for breast cancer research gives us all the ability to look at the greater picture and not just our own team and own sport. It has given our teams a wonderful sense of community and I am really proud to have been a part of the Play 4 the Cure, organized by Longstreth Sporting Goods."

The event, which benefitted breast cancer awareness, was part of Quinnipiac Athletic's Positive Play initiative which encourages community involvement by Quinnipiac's student-athletes and coaches.